Monday 4 February 2013

Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)

With their last album released in 2008, the fall out boys have been on hiatus ever since.  That's not to say they haven't been busy beavering away on various side projects, though if you can name one without checking Wikipedia I'd be impressed.

Perhaps that's why the boys have teamed up again for a new album, amusingly titled 'Save Rock and Roll', from which this typically ludicrously named track is the first single.  The band are clearly seeking to hit a moodier, more serious tone with this track that differs from their past pop punk efforts, in a quest to make music "that matters to us".  It's certainly more edgy than frothy, but it remains firmly in pop territory.  Despite an initially intriguing sound, the chorus sadly falls flat, even with its "I'm on FIRE" vocal.

This isn't likely to save rock and roll, but the hiatus has benefitted the band, returning with a decent slice of pop-rock.


Listen: My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark features on new album 'Save Rock and Roll' to be released in May.

Watch: The band will tour in February, including playing at London's Underworld on the 25th.