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’…”