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In the Post #100: Fall Out Boy surprise with collaboration on ‘My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)’ with 2 Chainz

By on Tuesday, 5th February 2013 at 12:00 pm

In 2009, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz and the other two Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy went on an indefinite hiatus. A (very literal) solo project by Stump, which looked and sounded awful, was short-lived, and Wentz’s solo efforts…well, never really materialised as anything, did they? Now this week of the 4th of February 2013, every ‘90s kid will be posting a Facebook status or Tweet (myself included) about how the teenage version of themselves, presumably wearing thick eyeliner, has been awakened by this new song.

‘My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)’, the band’s new release, features Def Jam rapper 2 Chainz and his posse doing away with all of Fall Out Boy’s back catalogue and an assortment of vinyl. Why, you ask? Well, their new album is called ‘Save Rock And Roll’, and I believe they are saying through their video that it’s time to do away with the old and bring in the new.

As for their new angle, it’s getting slated virally, but I’ll stick my neck out and say I like it. It’s edgy, and it’s not drenched in synth as some writers are purveying. But it most definitely shows the signposts of a Fall Out Boy re-branding. Less of the emo anthems, like ‘Take Me to Your Grave’, and a more ‘Folie a Deux’ kind of sound.

Emo fangirls, beware: you may not enjoy this.

Everyone else? Just enjoy the fact they’re back.


Fall Out Boy’s new album ‘Save Rock And Roll’ will be out on the 6th of May.


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