Fall Out Boy’s ‘Folie a Deux’ in Flux
The album releases November 2nd, and apparently there’s still not a firm track list. While it’s been comfirmed that “I Don’t Care,” the band’s first single from the album, will appear on the album under that title, Pete Wentz revealed to MTV that there’s at least two other tracks that have yet to be given final album-version names.
One of those tracks is currently called “Mr. Benzedrine,” or at least that’s the title on the dry erase board in the studio, according to Wentz. ” I am sure the title will change, but the song is intact….Brendon [Urie] from Panic [at the Disco] plays keyboards on this one, which is the most political yet least lucid and self-aware Fall Out Boy song to date. It centers on the idea of Benzedrine and [a] revolving typewriter paper of the beats, musically. The lyrics are about a war in the desert in a far-off time, but maybe not.”
While this answers which track Brendon is guesting on, we still have no news on the track featuring Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship. Fall Out Boy has also not revealed whether or not “America’s Sweethearts,” a song that appeared on the Citizens for Our Betterment Mixtape will appear on the album.
Pete does have a little more information on “I Don’t Care,” however. “To me, it’s like a YouTube anthem for the YouTube generation, just about how our attention span is about seven seconds, maybe twice that if you have a Red Bull and fast broadband, so you really have to slam people in the face. But at the same time, [it asks,] ‘Why can’t we get people to pay attention for two minutes and 35 seconds?’ “
Wentz also talked about the track that will apparently be the album opener. While it still doesn’t have a name, it seems to carry the same sort of weight that previous album openers “Our Lawyers Made Us Change the Name of this Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued” and “Thriller.”
“It says ‘hate me’ or ‘love me,’ it’s obvious,” Pete says. “That is its purpose, and it serves it well.”
How is this album sounding to you so far?