Fall Out Boy are back with a new album, and they’ve just dropped the video for single ‘Church’, a track that proved to be the lynch pin of the whole record.
“One song can really change an entire album, so we were really struggling to find that one song to properly contextualize the whole album,” singer Patrick Stump told Rolling Stone.
“And there was something about when we finally got ‘Church,’ it was like, ‘Awesome.’ It was a very stressful thing, and we didn’t know it was going to be that song until it was done.”
Set inside, shock horror, a church, the clip sees singer Patrick Stump land inside a rather plush-looking casket – although we’re sure the intention from lyricist Pete Wentz wasn’t to see his frontman buried.
“We’re a very funny band because I’m very analytical about it whereas with Pete, every word means something, feels something,” Stump explained.
“I’m not the guy that emotionally attaches to the lyrics, which I think is so ironic being in Fall Out Boy because I know that’s like 90 percent of what people like about us is how emotionally attached to the lyrics they can get.”
Mania is out now, and they’ll be bringing it to Australia soon when their tour kicks off next month – check out the dates below, along with the new clip.
Fall Out Boy Australian tour
Supported by WAAX
Wed Feb 28
Fri Mar 2
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Sat Mar 3
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Mon Mar 5
Red Hill Auditorium, Perth