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Fall Out Boy - Love From The Other Side // Track of the Week

After months of speculation, second-guessing and a string of local newspaper hints, the holy trinity of emo bands are back with vengeance. We’ve heard from Paramore, we’ve had the return of My Chemical Romance, now it’s time for Fall Out Boy. The pop-punk pioneers bring it back to their early-days with their first single ‘Love From The Other Side’ since their 2019 release Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die where we heard new tracks ‘Dear Future Self (Hands Up)’ and ‘Bob Dylan’.

“Technology has made it really easy to make records much more quickly these days. There’s nothing wrong with that, and that spontaneity can be exciting. But we wanted to get back to the way we used to work. We wanted to make a record that was really lovingly crafted and deliberate and patiently guided – like someone cooked you a delicate meal. I’m not a very proud guy, but I’m pretty proud of this record.”

The introduction is almost film-like, building an intense atmosphere with its string accompaniment that prepares us for a further four minutes of a Fall Out Boy we haven’t heard from a long time. Then queue those oh-so-missed guitar-driven tracks, that were missing on their last studio release 'Mania', and the unmistakable vocal prowess from frontman Patrick Stump.

‘Love From The Other Side’ is lyrically mature, honest, speaking about the anxieties and fears of a politically corrupt and post-pandemic world. Stump wants to reiterate that it's ‘not a throwback record’, it's a reinvention of a sound we haven't heard from the band for a long time - a closer look into the soundscapes of Folie A Deux, but with added sophistication and a few extra years of experience. There’s a real sense that Fall Out Boy are back and better than ever.

You can hear ‘Love From The Other Sidenow

Their eighth studio album ‘So Much (For) Stardust’ is out March 24th via Fuelled By Ramen/Elektra.


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