Fall Out Boy apparently took a moment away from banging starlets to write some new music, but they aren’t sharing it yet. Singer Patrick Stump claimed the band has a cache of new songs ready to record, but want to give the last disc, Infinity On High, “some space” before they release anything.
“I’ve got a bunch of songs written, but I think I’m going to wait a while before we release it, because I’m still really proud of this record and I want to kind of give it some space.”
Despite the obvious pop-rock sensibilities of his band, Stump waxed poetic on the progression of punk music today, citing a recent comment by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as a great influence
“[Armstrong said] he didn’t want to play four-chord punk rock for the rest of his life. If anybody knows anything about punk rock more than Billie Joe from Green Day, I don’t know who it is. So I looked at that and their growth, and I think about how honest that is. They’re really just true to what they are, and so that’s how we are.
“I think we’ll change stylistically, but at the end of the day, that’s just something you wear. You’re still yourself.”
More on Fall Out Boy, plus this week’s MP3, after the jump.
Well, actually, Stump, I’d be willing to bet punk pioneers Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten, and the remaining members of The Ramones know quite a bit more about punk music than Billie Joe Armstrong, but I digress.
While riding their current wave of popularity and waiting to record their new music, Fall Out Boy will keep themselves busy with the Decaydance Tour in London on August 22 along with Panic! At the Disco and Gym Class Heroes.
MP3: Fall Out Boy – “Save Your Generation” (Jawbreaker cover)