Fall Out Boy is back, and they’re here to save rock and roll — literally. The band has been on hiatus for what feels like forever — their return was announced last week by Property of Zack — and on May 7th, the rockers will release a brand new album (their first since Folie à Deux in 2008) worldwide, with a tour to follow. The lead single off Save Rock and Roll, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” was released on iTunes today, with an accompanying video.
Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley have been fighting off rumors of a band break-up since they announced their hiatus in 2009, but specified on their Tumblr that “this isn’t a reunion because we never broke up.” So there’s that!
The new track is marked by Patrick Stump’s still-distinctive vocals, but it’s clear FOB’s sound has continued to evolve since they last recorded. “My Songs…” is heavier than many of the quartet’s previous hits, but still packs a catchy hook. (You can see the full “My Songs…” lyrics at DirectLyrics.) If the reaction on the internet is anything to go by, the record and the tour should meet with success: Fans of the band have been tweeting and Tumblr-ing enthusiastically since the official announcement. (Not that we’d expect anything less.)
Along with the single, the band released a promo video featuring 2 Chainz with a flamethrower, a couple of vaguely Kardashian-looking girls lighting instruments and Fall Out Boy records on fire, and the band tied up and blindfolded in the back of a van. Looks like 2 Chainz has been holding them hostage since 2009! The Save Rock and Roll tour kicks off on May 14th in Milwaukee.