Perhaps inspired by the long-awaited return of Destiny’s Child during last night’s Super Bowl halftime show, Fall Out Boy have decided to call it a comeback.
This morning, the band—which has been more or less dormant since the release of 2008’s Folie A Deux—announced they were returning with a new album called Save Rock and Roll, which will hit store shelves on May 7. The band will also launch a national tour starting May 14, and just for good measure they also unveiled their new single (which is currently available on iTunes). It’s called “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up),” and it comes bundled with a pyro-filled video that also features a cameo by 2 Chainz. Check it out below.
It has been nearly 10 years since Fall Out Boy’s debut Take This To Your Grave first crash-landed on Earth, and eight since Under the Cork Tree’s series of singles helped elevate the band (and other like-minded groups) to the top of the rock heap during the heady emo era. As “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)” proves, Fall Out Boy have not given up on the idea that chunky alt-rock, hip-hop nods, and R&B-flavored electro-pop can coexist (an idea they explored on both Folie A Deux and its predecessor Infinity on High). They also still have no interest in brevity in song titles.
What do you think of “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)”? How does it stack up against other Fall Out Boy hits like “Sugar, We’re Going Down” and “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race”?