Fall Out Boy channel champions on anthemic new song
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. <iframe src="https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:09oCOptpWAPyV0gqxBUCJr" width="300" height="80" frameborder="0" class="" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>
Hear "Champion" via Spotify and a note Wentz posted on the Fall Out Boy Twitter about the song above.
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