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Pete Wentz On Fall Out Boy’s Scrapped ‘M A N   I   A’ Recordings: “We Totally Altered The Course”

Will Cross
Will Cross 15 September 2017 at 18.52

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz reveals what's happening with their new album 'M A  N   I    A' on the Rock Sound Podcast.

Fall Out Boy's new album 'M A  N   I    A' is apparently "60 to 70 per cent done", but that singles 'Young And Menace' and 'Champion' will be the only songs from the old sessions that will make it onto the final version of the album.

Pete Wentz joined us on the Rock Sound Podcast to discuss how the delayed album is coming along.

"It's a work in progress, but we're much further along with it," he said.

"Not necessarily that we weren't far along before - the songs just weren't the right songs. We totally altered the course, which I think was important.

"I'd say we're 60 or 70 per cent done with the record now,"
he revealed.

"I think we got ourselves into a strange situation where we put out 'Young And Menace' and then we were like, 'What's the rest of the body of work?'.

"I think we just kinda let each other do our own thing and, rather than serving the art, we ended up serving each other and the songs just weren't compelling."

So where does new single 'The Last Of The Real Ones' fit into all of this?

"'The Last Of The Real Ones' came in much more recently," Pete explained.

"I don't think that people will hear anything else from the original 'M A  N   I    A' sessions, maybe you'll get a melody or a couple lyrics or something, but for the most part it's all scrapped."

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