Patrick Stump in a still from the shoot of Fall Out Boy's new video, "The Phoenix"
Well, give Fall Out Boy the award for most appropriately titled new single, "The Phoenix." Four years after they broke hearts around the world by announcing an indefinite hiatus, the pop-rock group is back with a new album, Save Rock and Roll, due for release April 16.
This isn't the group's first nod to the Valley of the Sun -- their live DVD, Live in Phoenix, was filmed here, so perhaps the name of the new single is more than just a reference to the band's resurgence this year.
The song, like their first single, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark," is anthemic, with pounding drums and strings catapulting it beyond basic pop. "Put on your war paint," singer Patrick Stump announces to start the track, and listeners are led through a passionate performance that shows off the group's fervor to reclaim their spot high on the singles charts.More »