It's no secret I love Fall Out Boy. One of my utmost favourite bands since I was eleven years old, they're special to me for lots of reasons and I don't think I'll ever get out of the habit of fan-girling over them at least a little bit every time I hear them.
In all honesty, I haven't taken the time to listen to their new album yet, but I am a little sceptical over the title track American Beauty/American Psycho. I get it, but I don't love it. Then again, I felt like that for months about the entirety of Save Rock and Roll but my opinion now is completely different. Hearing it played in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge perked my ears up a little more. On the radio it sounds a bit too chaotic (although that could definitely be my 8am self not being up for anything), but live it seems to slow a tad and I can definitely appreciate it more.
Anyway, this Live Lounge video is well worth a watch for any Fall Out Boy fans. The interview is quite sweet and made me feel kind of gutted that I missed out on tickets for their October tour because I picked Morrissey tickets instead (life is unfair, right?). They also play a cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' new song Uptown Funk, which is frankly fantastic. I loved hearing a live version of Centuries too, one of my favourite new releases from them. The interview pinpoints the song as sampling Suzanne Vega's Tom's Diner which I'm so glad about because it's been nagging at me for AGES as to where I recognise it from.
(You'll have to click here for the full thing - below is just the Mark Ronson cover.)