Fall Out Boy has announced a plethora of things today- a new album, M A N I A, and a single titled “Young and Menace”. They have also announced a North American tour, bringing a start to the so-called “purple era”.
This new track is definitely a new style for our pop punk legends. Following the transition shown in their 2015 release, American Beauty/American Psycho, the single features a large amount of electronics and a lot less instruments, something that Fall Out Boy is pretty well known for.
Frontman Patrick Stump’s vocals sound wonderful as always, and although the song relies on dance-ready electronics, there is evidence of good lyrical content. The lyrics are very Fall Out Boy-esque, thanks to our emo king and bassist, Pete Wentz.
Overall, the new single is getting mixed reactions from long time fans and post-hiatus fans. Although the track is such a far leap from where the band has started and created their style, the song is something that is sure to become a hit. It’s easy to see that this song will be a blast to hear live, and could very well start a huge dance party during their arena tour this fall.
Fall Out Boy is back and ready to take over the music scene once again. Check out the new single “Young and Menace” down below!