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Fall Out Boy channel champions on anthemic new song

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Fall Out Boy already previewed their new sound when they dropped “Young and Menace” in April, and they gave fans another taste of the upcoming M A N I A Thursday with the release of the album’s first single, “Champion.”

The song’s a defiant empowerment anthem with lyrics like, “If I can live through this / I can do anything,” the kind of emo-inflected arena-style rock they’ve become known for in recent years.

At 7 p.m. ET Thursday, they’ll debut a visual for the song that will star bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz with rapper Post Malone and skateboarder Sewa Kroetkov, with an official clip premiering later.

M A N I A will be the Chicago band’s seventh studio album and first since 2015’s American Beauty/American Psycho, which included singles “Centuries” and “Uma Thurman.” The record arrives Sept. 15 and will be accompanied by a tour beginning Oct. 20 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Hear “Champion” via Spotify and a note Wentz posted on the Fall Out Boy Twitter about the song above.