Fall Out Boy makes comeback album, pleases fans


In 2009 my favorite band, Fall Out Boy, announced they would be breaking up indefinitely, crushing my 12-year-old heart. These guys were my world and “poof,” they were gone. After some time I learned to accept the loss and carry on with my life.

Then, in early 2013, an unexpected surprise occurred. My favorite band released a new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up).” To everyone around me this was a surprise to rival all surprises. And following this massive news, the band announced plans for an album. Fans around the world were shocked and excited.

This album was to be called Save Rock and Roll. When the album was released in mid April, I oohed and ahhed at the heavy beats carried out by bassist Pete Wentz, drummer Andy Hurley, guitarist Joe Trohman and the bright vocals laid down by lead singer Patrick Stump.

The songs use different instruments, such as drum machines, than what the band is known for, but at the same time they maintain that classic Fall Out Boy sound. Save Rock and Roll is definitely a more updated sound to the pop-punk band, and I like it.

One of the best songs on the album includes Elton John as a featured artist on the instant classic, “Save Rock and Roll.” The song expertly displays Stump’s powerful vocals and upbeat guitar riffs from Wentz and Trohman.

All in all, Fall Out Boy’s new album exceeds expectations and is an overall crowd pleaser.