Guess. Who's. Back. I present to you... Fall Out Boy!
Music video for the song, click here.
Rewind back to the point of 2010. Fall Out Boy initiated a hiatus, which allowed all their members to take a long break, which sparked a suspicious cry thinking that they had called it quits after 7 years in the music industry. A year later, Patrick Stump, the lead singer of the band, released his solo pop album, Soul Punk, and collaborated with Lupe Fiasco on his first single - This City. This further proved that Fall Out Boy was indeed going on their solo careers... until now. 2 months ago, Pete Wentz (bassist), tweeted the sentence, 'we missed you', along with their new single and a new upcoming album. All this wait, has since been over.
They came back with a motive. At least, that's what they named on their new record, Save Rock And Roll. With a smashing epic throwback to the music they made back in the days, My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark was as focused as it possibly could. Saying that the hiatus was a help certainly was accurate to a very large degree.
Previously known for their big hits such as Thanks For the Memories (Thnks fr th Mmrs); This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race; Dance Dance; Sugar, We're Goin' Down; I Don't Care and obviously the king of pop's rendition of Beat It with John Mayer. If you hadn't known them by now, or not listened to any of their songs, you probably should right now. Not showing off my fan-boyism, Fall Out Boy was never my favourite band from the start. Let's move on to the long titled song.
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (that is a long song title...) is the first single off their fifth studio album, Save Rock And Roll and they had just released their new single, The Phoenix a week ago (compare the titles man). Let's not forget that they were once the inspiration for most rock bands out there, especially with the Stump-esque voice igniting a very large trend back in 2006 and 2007.
The song starts off with what you probably think that you're listening to another song, and not a Fall Out Boy song. Mindtrick, yeah. And just before you hit pause to check the title or the song, you hear the insane pounding and terrifying bass trembling through the drums coupled with the amazing choir backing vocals. And Stump's astounding vocals kick in, once again delivering the nasty layers and rhythms by guitarist Joe and drummer Andy. Whatever happened to the hiatus that was wrong, it brought together a new age of Fall Out Boy, with insane lyrics to an incredible unforgettable song, sticking it and jumping it around time to time.
My songs know what you did in the dark. So light em' up up up, light em' up up up, light em' up up up (I'm on fire!) - Patrick Stump
And who could predict the music Stump and co. has brought together after all those years? A kick-ass song was a rounding success and I almost clapped at the end if not for their comeback in such a strong way. Save Rock And Roll together with Elton John and Big Sean. Listen to them!
ORIGINALITY: 9/10 - Fall Out Boy's resistance is strong as the band's committed sound continues like a train, unstoppable. They create some of the craziest and insane basses and rhythms, along with Stump's amazingly crafted voice.
SOUND: 9/10 - Nothing could compare to a Fall Out Boy song. It is just that fantastic.
LYRICS: 9/10 - Hard-hitting, indispensable and awfully well-written.
OVERALL: 27/30 - This is Fall Out Boy at it's BEST. Boasting a superb recollection of their old hits, the boys have learnt from it all and put in their efforts and have given it all for this record. Save rock and roll... play it for days.
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