Fall Out Boy Announces ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ Album, Shares Title Track
Fall Out Boy fans had to wait five long years between the band’s pre-hiatus 2008 album Folie à Deux and its post-hiatus 2013 comeback record Save Rock and Roll; fortunately, they won’t even have to wait two years for the latter’s sequel. On Monday (Nov. 24), the pop-punk stalwarts announced that its new studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho, will be released on Jan. 20, 2015. Its title track was unveiled today, and will be released digitally on Dec. 8.
The group’s sixth studio album was introduced in a post on the official Fall Out Boy website, which was tweeted out following the debut of “American Beauty/American Psycho” on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 program. “We thought about where this all began but razing it and starting again,” the band wrote of the wild new track. “So we reached out to a kindred spirit in sebastiAn- from the past he mined some of the future. the mission is the heart pure and simple as it can be- distilled but never fragmented or disguised. through these experiments, that were sometimes lost in translation, we persevered- ‘they tried to bury us but they didnt realize we were seeds’…”
Earlier this year, Fall Out Boy previewed the new album with the single “Centuries,” which contained a sample of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” and peaked at No. 22 on the Hot 100 chart. Another song, “Immortals,” was released on the Big Hero 6 soundtrack.
Last year’s Save Rock and Roll was announced in conjunction with the reveal that Fall Out Boy was no longer on hiatus in early 2013, and the album hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release. Lead single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” became a Top 20 hit on the Hot 100, and Fall Out Boy joined Paramore on the Momentour this year after headlining arenas in 2013.
“American Beauty/American Psycho” is the “new U.K. single” from Fall Out Boy, according to a tweet from the band. Another song from the upcoming album of the same name may serve as the next radio release in America.