After spending the last week teasing fans about their brand new music video, Fall Out Boy has followed through and released the clip. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), the Chicago-founded band unleashed their Día de los Muertos-inspired music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t.”
The three-and-a-half minute clip finds the four-piece performing in the middle of a Día de los Muertos celebration. The four-piece is not only seen surrounded by beautifully dressed attendees, but also participating and interacting with the people. For those not familiar with Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), it is not the Mexican equivalent of Halloween as many believe it to be. Instead, the multi-day holiday (it takes place on Nov. 1 and 2) focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for and remember those who have died and help support their spiritual journey.
Watch Fall Out Boy’s music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” above.
During a recent show in Dallas, Fall Out Boy all but confirmed the release of the Brendan Walter and Mel Soria-directed music video. The band was photographed performing on platform that was decorated as a marquee and the letters FOB at the top. On the marquee, the location and date was printed at the top while the date “11/15” and “HLD ME TGHT OR DNT” was printed below that.
Then, on Tuesday (Nov. 14), the band posted “On Wednesday, we’ll honor the dead. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T midnight ET worldwide” confirming what fans had speculated when the image from the Dallas show was posted.
“Hold Me Tight or Don’t” will join previously released song “The Last of the Real Ones,” “Young and Menace,” and “Champion” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming new album MANIA. Originally scheduled to be released on Sept. 15, 2017, Fall Out Boy recently confirmed that their seventh studio album will see a release date of Jan. 19, 2018. Pre-orders for MANIA are currently available on the band’s website here.
Currently, Fall Out Boy is in the middle of their “MANIA” North American tour. Tonight, the group will perform at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. The complete itinerary for the “MANIA” North American tour can be seen here.