Fall Out Boy’s return from hiatus has sent the music world to its knees. I’d like to think people are whispering to each other in the streets about their return (like Harry Potter, get it? Eh?), but honestly, they’re just selling out every show they book and flabbergasting all their fans. Those clever bastards used the hiatus to become even better musicians and more creative people, leading to the beautiful songs we’ve experienced thus far off Save Rock and Roll.
The singles released so far have been very clear about what to expect, and it’s nothing like we’ve heard from them already. “Young Volcanoes,” their newest single release, is in the realm of this current trend.
The beginning is inviting enough, with the familiarity of Patrick Stump “oo-ing” us into submission. There’s some clapping, but when the melody begins, it’s just so pleasant. The melody remains pretty constant, but its upbeat, good feeling tone is nothing to complain about. Nothing too complicated happens, which is good news for people who are less than thrilled about their current experiments.
The lyric are quite brilliant too. Although most of them are pretty simple, their working minds show through. “We’re the beginning of the end,” sounds like something Fall Out Boy would say. But it takes on a new meaning with the rest of the song, and it’s a powerful message. “Before it has begun/we’ve already won/we are wild/we are like young volcanoes” sounds pretty empowering. My favorite line, though, has to be, “We will teach you/how to make boys next door/out of assholes.” Stump laughs afterwards, and it just sounds so fantastic. It’s sassy but strong-willed, which is basically what the whole song is.
It’s just a catchy, slower paced song that employs some new positivity. It celebrates life and change, and everything Fall Out Boy’s return means to us, the fans. We’ve grown, they’ve grown, and it’s time we experience what that means for them. They are out of their funk, and that means good things for us.