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Track of the Week: Fall Out Boy “The Kids Aren’t Alright”

Fresh out the oven doesn’t even begin to describe this week’s selection from Fall Out Boy, whose new promotional single The Kids Aren’t Alright was only just released no more than two days ago.

 

American Beauty _ American Psycho

This is the third song we’ve heard from the Chicago band’s much anticipated upcoming sixth album entitled American Beauty / American Psycho, following the smash hit Centuries and the title track – all of which you can instantly download when you preorder the album on iTunes.

The pop-punk ballad opens with pulsing percussions rolling alongside these super catchy whistles, and it only gets better from there as it progresses into a powerful chorus where Patrick Stump scream-sings some rather emotional words. In comparison to the two previously released tracks, The Kids Aren’t Alright by far has the most sentimental characteristics yet, whilst retained is their hyper energy.

The vocals are, as usual, impeccable. Apart from his signature high notes that we’re all too familiar with, Stump also shows off a fair bit of his lower register – listen out for the flawlessly executed verses and bridge.

 

I have to say, the boys are killing it harder than they ever were before the five year hiatus. Who is excited for the album? *hand shoots up*

 

Love, Oliver

*American Beauty / American Psycho is out 19/01 in the UK – preorder on iTunes now.