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Fall Out Boy return with ‘Love From The Other Side’

If you’re a dedicated fan of pop rock icons Fall Out Boy, you would have known something was coming, with the band embarking on a cryptic campaign over the holidays to tease their forthcoming record. The wait (and relentless hint-dropping) is finally over, with the official announcement that So Much (For) Stardust, their eighth studio album, will drop on March 24 via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2. To celebrate the news today, the act have dropped a clip for our first taste of the release, ‘Love From The Other Side’.

The single harks back to the Fall Out Boy of yesteryear, with nods to the sound we know and love from 2005’s From Under The Cork Tree and 2007’s Infinity On High. Coincidentally, it was produced by Neil Avron, who worked with the band on both of those records in addition to 2008’s Folie A Deux. Speaking on the collaboration, frontman Patrick Stump shared: “Neal not only taught us how to make records, but has a unique capacity to really take time and focus on a record. We thought it was a no-brainer to work with him again, on a record where that was very important to us, and he was gracious enough to agree to work with us.”

That process was focused on moving away from rushing into polishing off a record in a transactional way, as Stump extrapolates. “Technology has made it really easy to make records much more quickly these days. There’s nothing wrong with that, and that spontaneity can be exciting. But we wanted to get back to the way we used to work. We wanted to make a record that was really lovingly crafted and deliberate and patiently guided – like someone cooked you a delicate meal. I’m not a very proud guy, but I’m pretty proud of this record.”

On brand with Fall Out Boy returning to their roots, So Much (For) Stardust will be released via Fueled By Ramen, who issued their debut album Take This To Your Grave all the way back in 2003. Bassist Pete Wentz acknowledged that Fueled By Ramen/Elektra would be “the perfect home” for what Fall Out Boy intended with the LP, which was to create “something new, but carved from our foundation.” Articulating their legacy better than what we could say ourselves, Johnny Minardi, VP of A&R for Fueled By Ramen/Elektra, described Fall Out Boy as “a truly special band that has altered the landscape of rock music and who continually evolve with each new release.” He concludes: “They have made an incredible album and we can’t wait for the world to hear it.”

So Much (For) Stardust is out on March 24 via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2. You can find pre-order info here.