Fall Out Boy Draws Inspiration From Ferguson Riots For New Album.
  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2014

  • Posted by: Rebecca Chodorkoff

Pop-punk mainstay Fall Out Boy is currently working on their newest album: American Beauty/American Psycho, and good/bad-boy Pete Wentz took some time to explain to Billboard what they were going for, and what they were inspired by. About the new album, Wentz shares, "Every time we put out a new record, we try to change it up a little bit." Further stating that the record is meant as a follow-up to the success of their last, to prove the band has staying power, and the potential for FOB to be a "legacy band."

Wentz also took a more somber tone in the interview, addressing how current events have influenced him and his songwriting. "I've been inspired to write about what I saw and my take of what was going on in Ferguson. Now that I have kids, the idea that an unarmed kid could get shot, and the conversation is about whether he did something right or wrong. The uproar should be that our own teenagers shouldn't be getting shot. I think that will influence the lyrics."

Only time will tell if the effort and seriousness of which Wentz speaks will result in success for Fall Out Boy's next record.

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