September 15th brings us the new Fall Out Boy album, "M A N I A."
We've already heard a few songs from the release, but what will the rest of it sound like?
Bassist Pete Wentz talked with Rolling Stone about the new album and what kind of sound to expect, eventually comparing it to...Fruity Pebbles?
Hah! When you see how, it'll make more sense.
Here's what Wentz said:
"Sonically, we are sewing multiple eras of—both our own band and own influences—together in a way that is completely new to us through both the production and writing process." And as for the EDM elements that may have either delighted or dismayed old-school FOB fans, Wentz confirms that "'Young and Menace' is the only song on the record so far that sounds vaguely like a kitten chasing a laser around…"
"I think we have to just move forward—that's the goal of us (I don't mean the band; I mean humans)—we just need to evolve. No one wants to be who they were two years ago or 10 years ago... it's great to have that snapshot, but it's time to hang up your hat when you think your glory days are behind you. I think the sound of FOB will always come with us because of the nature of how Patrick sings against the music—it is just inherently there."
"The idea is to create art that is bigger than the artist, you know? In the way that you can still find Fruity Pebbles cereal in every grocery store, even though the show The Flintstones is hardly as pervasive as it once was. And I think that's the goal of the record: to outlive the brand and exist on its own."