"Kill me twice like my name was Nikki Sixx," sings Patrick Stump. He also quotes Britney Spears.
A week after leading fans on a Chicago scavenger hunt, Fall Out Boy has made good on its promise of unveiling something big. Today (April 27), one of the last rock bands standing on Top 40 radio shared “Young and Menace,” the first single off a new album called M A N I A, out Sept. 15.
Yes, M A N I A -- caps lock, odd spacing and all -- that’s how it’s officially styled, according to a press release from the band. It’s Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album and it’s coming out on the band’s longtime labels, Island Records and DCD2 Records. It follows 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho, which produced the Hot 100 hits “Centuries” and “Uma Thurman.”
Watch the music video for "Young and Menace" below. On the new track, FOB pushes its usual thunderous, guitar-driven hooks aside for big breakdowns in the style of an EDM bass drop -- oh, and a casual homage to Britney Spears' "Oops I Did It Again." After testing the waters of electro-tinged rock and flashy samples on their first two post-comeback albums, it appears Fall Out Boy version 2.0 has finally gone all in.