After taking out newspaper adverts, sending fans postcards from Pink Seashell Beach, then posting Oli Sykes an actual pink seashell, and generally doing all sorts of weird and extremely entertaining teasing over the past few months, Fall Out Boy’s comeback officially begins today!
The Chicago pop-punk icons – vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist/vocalist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley – have just shared their first new single in several years, Love From The Other Side, and announced details of the follow-up to 2018’s MANIA album.
On the subject of that new record, it’ll be called So Much (For) Stardust and it’ll arrive on March 24 via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2. It was produced by Neal Avron, who also did From Under The Cork Tree, Infinity On High and Folie à Deux.
“Technology has made it really easy to make records much more quickly these days,” says Patrick. “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.”
Speaking about reuniting with Neal, Patrick enthuses that the producer “not only taught us how to make records, but has a unique capacity to really take time and focus on a record. We thought it was a no-brainer to work with him again, on a record where that was very important to us, and he was gracious enough to agree to work with us.”