Fall Out Boy causes mania

The music video for Fall Out Boy’s new song “Young and Menace” dropped yesterday after the band spent weeks hinting exciting news was to come on social media.

Mysterious trailers were released in the weeks leading up to the premiere of the music video. On April 22, the band posted the message “Chicago, please silence your cell phones at 11am CST,” along with a list of local movie theaters on their Instagram account. Audience members in the theaters were treated to a trailer, which suggested the band was going to do something big on April 27.

Alas, at 11 a.m. yesterday, on the birthday of lead singer Patrick Stump, the band released their “Young and Menace” music video and also announced their upcoming album MANIA, which will drop on Sept. 15, and their following tour, which begins Oct. 20.

The sound of their new song was different than anything they’ve ever done before. It incorporated an EDM sound, which strays from Fall Out Boy’s traditional rock vibe. The music video was, for lack of a better word, trippy – using neon colors, flashing screens and weird llama people (you’ll have to watch the video to understand what I mean by that).

I didn’t hate the new song, but I definitely think it is going to be an acquired taste. If the new album is going to be anything like the solo track the band released yesterday, then fans are in for an interesting ride.