Is Fall Out Boy try to tell us that the band will bring back their early music, pop punk!
The American band that consist of members: Andrew Hurley: Drums, Joseph Trohman: Guitar/Vocals, Patrick Stump: Vocals/Guitar, and Peter Wentz: Bass/Vocals currently have dropped their old song “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” live performance video.
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“Sugar, We’re Goin Down” was released in 2005 as the lead single from Fall Out Boy’s second studio album, From Under the Cork Tree. As their first top ten hit, the song is often credited as being the catalyst for the band entering the mainstream where they were exposed to a new audience.
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz wrote the lyrics. In 2006, he told Rolling Stone magazine:
I wrote the lyrics in Chicago. I was with my dad, and we were listening to the old music where they’d always say ‘sugar’ and ‘honey’ – stuff like that. I was like, ‘Why doesn’t anyone do that anymore?’ Be we really locked it down in California.”
The lyrics in the song’s chorus were intentionally slurred by vocalist Patrick Stump who told Rolling Stone that he was:
trying to do a straight punk song for fun… I saw those lyrics and just kind of barked them out. But there was something about the rhythm of it, where I was like, ‘Hmm, that actually might be too good for just a shitty punk song.
In the now iconic music video, the viewer follows a socially outcast boy with antlers played by Donald Cummings of The Virgins. Throughout, the boy is persecuted by the father of the girl he develops feelings for, and attempts to remove his antlers in hope of social acceptance. After discovering that the father has hooves, the are able to connect through a mutual acceptance for each other.
Fall Out Boy later sampled the song in “What a Catch, Donnie” on their 2008 album, Folie à Deux. The same antlers can be seen in the music video. From the album of the same name, “Save rock and Roll” also includes a reference to the song.