While the emo scene has become something of a parody of itself, Fall Out Boy (FoB), the band that’s been somewhat synonymous with the genre has been staying strong. With Infinity on High, their latest acclaimed album which has already spawned one massive hit single in “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” the boys have affirmed their place as more than just an emo band, and are a musical tour de force not to be taken lightly. So, what better time for them to bring their own brand of smart pop punk to our shores?
Ever since their first commercial release, 2003’s Fall Out Boy’s Evening With Your Girlfriend, the band has progressively made a name for themselves with not just well-written and emotionally resonating songs, but witty lyrics and song titles (take the song “Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued,” for instance). But it wouldn’t be until their single “Dance Dance,” from 2005’s From Under the Cork Tree, became such a colossal hit that the band would truly invade the public’s consciousness.
Becoming a voice for the misunderstood and sorrowful everywhere, without resorting to being whiney, FoB’s popularity only grew when they went on tour with other prominent acts like Panic! At The Disco, Taking Back Sunday and Less Than Jake.
With their latest release, the band engaged the help of hip-hop producer Timbaland (who last worked with Justin Timberlake) for a sound that transcends beyond the simple boundaries of musical genres.
Singapore is the boys’ one-and-only Asian destination, so if you like your music catchy, funny and with a surprising level of emotional gravitas, you know you can’t miss this.