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Fall Out Boy Announce Their Eighth Album With New Single "Love From The Other Side"

by Pamela Littky (@pamelalittky)

5 years after the release of "Mania," their previous album, Fall Out Boy has recently released a new single, “Love From The Other Side,” with a music video to go along with it. With this new single, Fall Out Boy announced the band’s eighth album, "So Much (For) Stardust," which releases on March 24, 2023.

This single does not have a feature from Oli Sykes on it, as I previously had written of fans theorizing so within my last article about Fall Out Boy. Some fans still theorize that Oli may have a feature in a later song. The date that some fans (including myself) had theorized was wrong too: The single was released on January 18th, not January 19th. However, the riff from the animation within one of the websites I mentioned previously was part of the song. It's the intro riff.

So Much (For) Stardust Cover Art

The song itself is fantastic (not surprisingly so for Fall Out Boy), whose music has frequently been on the Billboard Hot 100 since the 2000s. The song is reminiscent of Fall Out Boy’s style in the 2000s, specifically their style on "From Under The Cork Tree" and "Infinity On High." This song goes in a different direction than their previous album had, as "Mania" took an electronic, pop style and ran with it, while "Love From The Other Side" brings Fall Out Boy to their original, early 2000s pop-punk roots. This isn't a negative. "Mania" is a great album, but it had mixed reviews because of this, which led to some fans wanting Fall Out Boy to incorporate more of a pop-punk style back into their music. Instead of using (mainly) digitally produced instrumentals like the songs within "Mania," this song brings their electric, pop-punk guitar and bass riffs back. The riffs included in this track are similar to those in songs like "Dance Dance" and "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race." The single picks up quickly, speeding from a calm intro. The chorus hits with the guitars picking back up again before trailing into the next verses. The song also uses piano instrumentals, making it even more similar to their older style. However, this isn't them trying to copy their old sound. They're going in a new creative direction.

"Love From The Other Side" has already been received extremely well, with the music video getting over 100 thousand views within 6 hours. For their first single in 5 years, Fall Out Boy has fully delivered and not disappointed (not that they ever have). I love the creative direction that they're going into, and I cannot wait to hear more if this is the direction they'll be going into in "So Much (For) Stardust."

Make sure to pre-order "So Much (For) Stardust) and keep up with everything Fall Out Boy related through their socials here!

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