When it comes to Fall Out Boy, staying the same is just not something the band likes to do. Over the past 10 years they’ve been experimenting with their sound, and now they’re looking to take things in a new direction when “MAN I A” is released this fall.
Pete Wentz recently did an interview with Rolling Stone where he talked about the creation of the album, and he said that “MAN I A” will bring together familiar elements of the Fall Out Boy sound in a new way.
“To me, ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ and ‘Save Rock and Roll’ were basically one extended album cycle… it was an attempt to create music on the timeline that rappers and DJs do, instead of the typical rock band cycle – in some ways the two blur together to me. So maybe this one is the first of a new era… trying to goldilocks the recipe. There’s the idea that anyone can do a magic trick once – there is a novelty to it – maybe twice, sure. But how do you get past people thinking it’s a trick? How do you get to that place where they begin to wonder if it’s more than sleight of hand or wires? I think that’s where this album lands for me. Sonically, we are sewing multiple eras of – both our own band and own influences – together in a way that is completely new to us through both the production and writing process.”
Fall Out Boy always strive to push themselves forward and Pete Wentz noted that the goal for the new album was to evolve, not just as a band, but also as humans.
“I think we have to just move forward – that’s the goal of us (I don’t mean the band; I mean humans) – we just need to evolve. No one wants to be who they were two years ago or 10 years ago… it’s great to have that snapshot, but it’s time to hang up your hat when you think your glory days are behind you. I think the sound of FOB will always come with us because of the nature of how Patrick sings against the music – it is just inherently there.”