I had my piece for this week all planned out, and I’ll write it next week, because current events in the music world have caught my interest, and they’re VERY EXCITING!
So last week I discussed the rumours flooding the interwebnetthingy of a Fall Out Boy reunion. Late last night (Irish time), a video was posted on Youtube by an account called falloutboy (N.B.: all previous videos had been posted by Fueled By Ramen records or the FOB Vevo account).
It’s a new single, called My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up) and here it is!
So, a video in which three people set fire to a load of FOB-related stuff and (it’s implied) the band members themselves. Pretty odd, but hell, it has 2Chainz with a massive flamethrower, and what more could anyone want?
Now, I say a new single, but a demo of it was uploaded by someone who was presumably close enough to the band to have access to it four years ago… Unfortunately both uploads – one of which called it 80′s Song (My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark) – have been blocked by Universal, presumably because of the new single (at least we know FOB have a label!). You can still see them in the search results at the time of writing though…
A demo from four years ago makes sense, as the song bears a close stylistic resemblance to the two new tracks released on their greatest hits album just before they went on hiatus:
“From Now On We Are Enemies”:
Their new album, Save Rock & Roll is due to be released in May, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of their debut, Take This To Your Grave. There would appear to be a bit of a stylistic difference…
Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy?:
Dead On Arrival:
…and just for the sake of completeness, here’s their breakthrough single Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down…
Incidentally, I got the phrase ‘real life writes the plot’ here.
Right, apologies for this being so one-track, but I’m SOOOOOOOO excited!
As always with anything I write: debate, discuss, destroy!