Fall Out Boy Confirms L’il Wayne and Debbie Harry Cameos on Folie a Deux
Fall Out Boy has gained a reputation for crossing genre lines and attempting to borrow from both rock and hip hop in their music. And it looks like their upcoming album, Folie a Deux, will take that one step further with some big name cameos.
While Pete Wentz had originally denied involvement from hip hop stars Kanye West and Lil Wayne, claiming “none of the guests but the ones we have named are currently on the record.” And hey, an album featuring guest work from Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco and Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship still sounds pretty damn good to me.
But music is a living thing, and change is pretty much inevitable. In an e-mail to MTV, Wentz announced three huge names who will be lending their skills to the album. Pharrell, who appears in the video for the album’s first single “I Don’t Care,” has produced a track on the album. And two huge cameos have been announced: Lil Wayne will indeed appear on the album.
As will Blondie’s Debbie Harry.
An album that stretches it’s influences from Debbie Harry to Lil Wayne? How is that possible? Pete’s statement was “I just think the record is going to be diverse.”
It’s not like Fall Out Boy is a stranger to diversity in music. In fact, just listening to From Under the Cork Tree back-to-back with Infinity on High shows that not only is the band ready to flex some creative muscle, but that they’re also a band unafraid of taking chances and making changes in the name of producing awesome music.
What do you guys think of these cameos? Which track do you think these stars will be appearing on? And can you believe it’s still a month until we get this album?