So Alone Together is the next single off of my favourite album of this year (give and take a special few others), and what do you think it's gonna' be?
Alone Together's music video!
So Alone Together is the band's 3rd single off of their amazing commercially successful fifth comeback album, Save Rock And Roll. I'm going to tell you straight off the bat, that I really am loving this song from the get-go. The first listen since the album's first play back in April has got me hooked on to this song (along with Where Did The Party Go but we'll do that (maybe) for another day).
Alone Together is almost, if not, another representation of Replay by Iyaz. And not only that, but some of the songs on the album are almost equal representations of counterparts from pop songs. Such as Young Volcanoes part of Hey Soul Sister, and Just One Yesterday eerily like Rolling In The Deep. Still, Alone Together is pretty amazing if anything at all.
Now if you're thinking, it's a Fall Out Boy song, so it's gonna' sound rock pop synchronization right? Nope. Alone Together does perfectly well at a standalone track that sounds pop, but seemingly addresses the issue of it being a Fall Out Boy song, with certain incentives easily distinctive enough to cross out. Such as Joe's tense electric guitar, Andy's smashing drums and not to be forgotten, Patrick's amazing vocals. Alone Together precedes and displays raw imagination, and sprinkles effects over it, making it a wonderful track to listen to and dance alone (together) to.
If you're gonna' say the lyrics aren't Fall Out Boy-ish, I can get that. The track simplifies itself by stringing the instruments extremely well, making use of both vocal and expressive tones. Alone Together doesn't offer any great sounding vibe, but it does transport you into a land where it's filled with enticing angels, once and for all almost incredibly insane to listen to. I just can't stress this enough: if this were a Fall Out Boy song, credit is due. However, Fall Out Boy's genres have been almost turned upside down for each album differently. Take This To Your Grave was raw, From Under the Cork Tree was unique, Infinity On High was incredible, Folie A Deux was just insane. Save Rock And Roll, if by any means, is a compilation of a career's work, amounting to a decade in the music industry. Fall Out Boy ain't some come-in and leave band. They started where they left off, and I suggest watching The Young Blood Chronicles if anything at all. If you changed, well, then they did too.
I don't know where you're going but do you got room for one more troubled soul?
Alone Together is what people didn't think Fall Out Boy would do, and it seems almost everyone is agreeing on this with me that this is still a mainstream song. I believe that as long as Fall Out Boy is doing what they love, then everything that they put out is 100% effort.
ORIGINALITY: 8/10 - Replay by Iyaz, so if that was counted, the rest of the track is still pretty amazing.
SOUND: 8/10 - Drums to the bass, vocals to the guitar. Just a score.
LYRICS: 8/10 - 'My heart is like a stallion, they love it more when it's broken'. Pete Wentz lyrics 2013 ladies and gentlemen!
OVERALL: 24/30 - Alone Together as a standalone track, is amazing from top to bottom. It is the song that will get you on your feet, sing along to and dance along to. I will be playing it for days, and I bet you will too.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.