MTV has some news about Fall Out Boy and the rumors that were spread about their next album. A while ago I read + blogged about an article that mentioned that Fall Out Boy would go a bit folk on their next album. Well, as it turns out, me and a lot of others got it all wrong. Apparently what they meant by that was just lyrically.
Lead singer Patrick Stump and bass player Pete Wentz also talked a bit about some of the upcoming songs and some ideas they have:
Stump said they’re “toying” with having some of the songs just be stories, using narrative techniques to give the songs “relatability.”
“Maybe it’s more ambiguous,” Wentz said of their new stuff. “Maybe it could be more relatable to other people.”
The article also mentioned that it might take a while for the album to come out. As a ridiculously huge fan this makes me sad, but if I think about it it’s probably a good idea. I don’t want something mediocre, I’m expecting something as great as their last two albums, which I’ve both listened to death.
Though some of the new songs are already completed, the guys don’t feel even close to actually recording their fifth album, considering they’re still touring around Infinity on High, which came out earlier this year.
“We need a next breath in before we take the next breath out,” Stump said. “I always think of that total cliché that a record is like a child or a pregnancy even. There is a point where you’re just going to have a record, like, ‘Oh! It’s coming!’ And we’re not there yet. I don’t even know how far along it is. First trimester, maybe.”
mtvU just presented an amazing awards show, The Woodies. It just wrapped up and the whole show is being streamed online. You can check out live performances and appearances from Lupe Fiasco, The Academy Is, Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes, Motion City Soundtrack, Kidz in the Hall, Talib Kweli, Say Anything, Stella By Starlight and other artists. Here is the link: http://www.mtvu.com/video/?id=1573693&vid=187238