Video of the Moment #2412: Fall Out Boy

By on Monday, 31st July 2017 at 6:00 pm

Noughties emo rockers Fall Out Boy will be releasing their seventh studio album in September. Not bad longevity, eh? For the music video for their most recent single from it, ‘Champion’, they convinced a Hollywood A-lister (well, the kid of a Hollywood A-lister, I guess), Jaden Smith, to star in it.

The premise of the story here is pretty simple: virtual reality is the conduit through which we can follow multiple people’s very different lives. The song itself encourages survival, so it’s odd that at the video’s conclusion, Smith uses a baseball bat to destroy the virtual reality console. Maybe it’s more of a figurative message from Fall Out Boy that we shouldn’t be wishing for a life other than the one we’ve been given? ‘M A N I A’ from the band will be released on the 15th of September on Island Records. Past TGTF coverage on Fall Out Boy can be read through here.


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