Fall Out Boy have upped the teasing for their new chapter, and if you’re not already excited, you will be now.
After taking out a full-page ad in the Chicago Tribune stating that they were gearing up for something, Fall Out Boy have spent the past week doing a little bit more teasing about what is coming.
Firstly, they posted a chaotic claymation video on Christmas Day, showing a dog going through the void in a world full of colour and monsters.
It also features a very short snippet of music which sounds like classic FOB:
And now they have sent an email to fans, showcasing more cryptic poetry before confirming at the end that they have been working on some new ideas and that they can’t wait to show us all.
Here is their full message:
“January 1, 2023
The Slow and steady press of thumbs to tiny glass. The phantom light of the year slipping away. The pull of stuck Christmas traffic twisting red and white like candy canes down the 405. (Bi polar vortex and all).
You’d never know you were in the great thing, the perfect moment awash around you. You never think you’d look back and be nostalgic for right now – For car rides that never seemed to end, the way the world used to look in 90s newscasts, or cloroxing your groceries before you bring them in from the garage….To all the animals you see in the clouds and faces you memorized in tiled of the shower in your childhood home – the pareidolia-n prince.
Maybe we were never supposed to feel so much. Maybe we were never supposed to dream so much. But we did anyway.
Placing items in my cart and continuing shopping – but emotionally. You start to wonder if have more good road behind you than ahead. Shake it off. Eyelashes frozen almost reborn again in the cold mountain air. Buzzed off of the alpenglow. Sometimes I feel like a detective working a bad beat for too many years, chasing old leads – not ready to quit buy unable to solve the case – just hoping I Gert more than a gold watch on my retirement day.
Other times, I think What’s the point of any of it? Crashing into another year 0 is tomorrow a blank slate or a new puzzle solved with yesterdays mistakes. Here we are finishing another spin around the sun, a cosmic twirl. Still trying to get free of everything we’re supposed to be. But Before the champagnes gone warm and flat, Glitter to dust, squinted eyes at the new year sun: Let’s prime the engine and take it out fo another magic trip. We spent the last year jamming ideas in a tiny room can’t wait to share them with you.
P.S. P.W. J.T. and A.H.
Fall Out Boy
PS (thanks for always sticking around. Thanks for working the beat. Spoiler alert: we got more than a gold watch coming for you next year).”
And what on Earth does this mean?
Basically, it is coming. And you should be excited.
Until then, here’s their last offering, ‘Dear Future Self (Hands Up)’: