Centuries – Fall Out Boy


Why hello there!

I thought if there’s any post to properly kick off this blog it’s a music review, right?

Fall Out Boy’s new single was played on BBC Radio 1 by Zane Low this evening. Low also gave an interview with FOB bassist Pete Wentz, talking about the song which is available for pre-order on iTunes and is due for release on September 10th in the UK.

September 10th is also the last day I have being 17. This isn’t relevant but I thought I’d let you know. 

I listened to the song whilst chatting to my friend Nina about Fall Out Boy and the song – I gave her a very informal running commentary which consisted of very colloquial English, if I do say so myself. Yes, I am defending my own use of language.

The first word I used in response to the introduction was ‘awesome’ and that is the way to describe it – it is a song so full of awe that I can’t summon another word to describe the way that heavy guitar beat completely captivated me.

By having the chorus as the first vocals the audience makes the impact so much more forceful – Patrick Stump’s manipulation of low notes and sudden pitch changes to an almost falsetto tone keeps the listener eagerly attuned to every last progression.

The overall aura of the song seems to capture that essential Fall Out Boy essence that people love, with elements of the last smash hit single ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up) but something new and progressive, proving Fall Out Boy are still very much growing and exploring as a band.

Save Rock And Roll in my opinion is one of the best albums of all time, as it shows elements of pop, punk and rock without straying too far from the music they want to make. ‘Centuries’ will make Fall Out Boy fans all around the world excited about the upcoming sixth studio album that Wentz and Stump have been said to be writing for.

‘Centuries’ is due for release on September 10th!

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