Fall Out Boy Become Dollar Bin Toys in “Irresistible”

image

A day after hinting at a new, toy store-centric music video, Fall Out Boy has now released the clip. On Tuesday (Jan. 5), the Chicago-based band released the music video for the remixed version of “Irresistible.” The new version of the song, which originally debuted last October and features Demi Lovato, was previously given a music video that starred internet sensation, Doug the Pug. The previous video followed Doug as he parodied several of Fall Out Boy’s past music videos, but none of the members, or Lovato, were featured in it.

This time, the band members, Lovato, and several guests are the primary stars. In a letter to fans, the band reveal that the inspiration for the video came from watching *NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me.” They thought about the former boy band’s music video and discovered that there is some kind of analog in the three-minute clip. “I was looking back at the video for ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ — where they come to life as dolls – and we thought was there an analog to this story,” the letter explains. “Like somewhere in that same store was there a dollar bin full of toy that no one really wanted? That would band together like the misfit, off-brand little outsiders they were. The toys no one ever wanted come to life. Where would our band have fit in that story?”

Find out where exactly Fall Out Boy’s dollar bin toys would fit in that store below. Also keep a close eye out because you might find a couple of cameos (not including Lovato) in the clip.

“Remember in the 90’s that one boy band- the biggest of them all- *NSYNC was omnipresent. I think they could have made any throw away video and it would’ve worked because the songs were just that big. As an outsider looking in at the culture the *NSYNC videos often seemed artistic and cinematic- every thing I had loved about all those videos I had taped on VHS (years before DVR or YouTube was a thing). I was looking back at the video for “It’s Gonna Be Me” — where they come to life as dolls – and we thought was there an analog to this story? Like somewhere in that same store was there a dollar bin full of toy that no one really wanted? That would band together like the misfit, off-brand little outsiders they were. The toys no one ever wanted come to life. Where would our band have fit in that story? We called up Wayne Isham, the director who did the original video (as well as some of our other favorite Mötley Crüe and Metallica videos), and pitched ideas back and forth… before long we came with the treatment – and were lucky enough to get a few cameos from the original source wink emoticon as well as our partner in crime on the song, Demi Lovato. 

I know you don’t have a VHS tape (probably, though there is something about all the screenshots and memes made from our videos that feels pretty close to a modern version of that VHS tape wink emoticon) to record this. But, I hope this video hits you in the same way – that you know we wanted to create something special for everyone that has ever loved an off-brand dollar bin toy, or has felt like one… 

Believe it or not, we still believe in the magic of making these things – thank you for being a part of that with us.”

“Irresistible” is featured on Fall Out Boy’s 2014 release, American Beauty/ American Psycho. Late last year, they released a remixed version of the album featuring several rappers titled Make American Psycho Again. Instead of taking a break after their hectic 2014, the band will be hitting the road, once again, for their “Wintour” which will begin in late February. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Watch Doug the Pug Parody Fall Out Boy Videos in “Irresistible”

image

Hot off of announcing their 2016 “WINTOUR,” Fall Out Boy have returned with their promised new version of “Irresistible.” The Chicago band had revealed earlier this week that they had enlisted pop star Demi Lovato to help add “something exciting, strange, beyond” to the track. Throughout the newly redone song, Lovato and frontman Patrick Stump take turns singing certain parts of the track while coming together for a duet during the chorus and some selected parts of the verses.

In addition to the audio, the band also released a music video for the track. The music video features internet sensation, Doug the Pug, recreating several of Fall Out Boy’s past music video such as “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” “Dance, Dance,” “Centuries,” and yes, even “Irresistible.”

Check out the music video as well as the song, below.

Fall Out Boy will be heading out on their “WINTOUR” tour early next year.  The tour which will feature support from AWOLNATION and PVRIS will officially kick off on Feb. 26 at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, FL (our stomping grounds) and wrap up a month later on March 26 at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Before their show in Florida, Fall Out Boy will perform in San Juan, PR at the Coliseo De Puerto Rico.

The full list of tour dates can be seen here. General ticket sales are now available.

Watch Fall Out Boy Get Schooled on the Court in “Irresistible”

Fall Out Boy have released the music video for their latest single from American Beauty, American Psycho, “Irresistible.”

The video, which we honestly has no idea what was going on for the most part, features the band getting their asses handed to them on the basketball court as they try to take on some guys who are really good at what they do. (Pay close attention to the score as it goes up by the millisecond).

Check out the music video below and try not to tell us that it doesn’t belong on MTV circa the 1980s.

If you’ve been living under a rock, Fall Out Boy will be heading out on tour this Summer alongside Wiz Khalifa on their “Boys of Zummer” arena tour beginning on June 10 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.

Full tour dates can been seen here.

Fall Out Boy Prove They’re “Irresistible” on New Single

image

It’s as if Fall Out Boy have decided that Mondays would be the best time to release new music or give us some sort of announcement and we can understand because Mondays are the most dreaded day of the week so why not give fans a little bit of goodness.

Today, the band released a new single titled “Irresistible.” Now for those who don’t remember, the Chicago-based band revealed on Twitter over the holidays that two new singles would be streamed before their new album, American Beauty/ American Psycho drops.

Listen to the first of two tracks below.

“Irresistible” joins previously released singles “Centuries,” “American Beauty/ American Psycho,” and “The Kids Aren’t Alright.”

Pre-orders bundles for American Beauty/ American Psycho are currently available online, but if you’d rather have a digital version of the record, pre-orders for that version can be purchased over at iTunes. The album will official hit shelves on Jan. 20 through Island Records.