Young and Menace

Fall Out Boy Releases “Young And Menace”

Fall Out Boy Released New Single “Young And Menace”

Oops, they did it again.

After all of the hype, and ambiguous mentions of “April 27th” on Fall Out Boy’s Instagram account, the newest thing is finally here.

And it’s totally different from anything Fall Out Boy has done before.

At exactly 12 p.m., they released a new single called “Young And Menace”, the precursor to their new album Mania. Mania is set to release on September 15th, but it’s not the only new thing. After attending a Fall Out Boy concert last February, the band mentioned to the audience that they weren’t going to do another tour until they released new music. Well—now that the single and album are official, they have also released tour dates along with it.

Pete Wentz Fall Out Boy Big Orlando
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy at The Big Orlando

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The dates include only one stop in Florida, at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, on November 5th. The actual tickets don’t go on sale until May 5th at 10 a.m., or May 1st if you are interested in pre-ordering a Mania bundle from the store. An interesting marketing strategy, but admittedly, the bundles do look pretty sweet. If you’re not interested in getting the bundle, you can still sign up to Fall Out Boy’s mailing list by Monday morning, where they will send out a code to make tickets available on May 2nd.

“Young And Menace” is absolutely wild. Though Fall Out Boy has certainly dabbled in electronic sounds in their music before, this song just takes it to a new level. The beat is catchy, and so far out of their normal sound that it totally captures listeners. The song seems to focus on the band’s journey from their very beginnings. “We’ve gone way too fast for way too long // And we were never supposed to make it half this far // And I lived so much life // I think that God is gonna have to kill me twice.” Fall Out Boy’s songs are almost always thought-provoking, but this one truly shows what they have learned since the beginning, and how they can now apply it to where they have come to now.

Even the beat itself suggests that Fall Out Boy may have a totally different sound for this album. It’s catchy, electronic, and includes quite a few of pop elements that were not as prevalent in Save Rock and Roll or American Beauty/American Pyscho. From this single, I think it can be said that there are high hopes for Mania—but I guess we’ll just have to wait until September to find out.

Rock On!
Jaydee Grice

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