Fall Out Boy has surprised fans with their unusual decision to collaborate with Elvis Costello.
He'll be lending his voice to the new FAB record, whose release date is now unknown, as of today. Music website absolutepunk.net reports that Pete Wentz sent out an email with the news, saying, "At some point everyone is gonna find out."
Elvis fans are arguing that he's going to ruin his legacy with his decision to sing with the band. But Fall Out Boy fans could easily argue that this is a good career move for Costello, given how big FAB is right now.
In related news, Fall Out Boy has decided to delay the release of their album, Folie A Deux, until after the presidential election. The band says,
"Six months ago, we thought it would be a fun idea to release our album on Election Day, but this is not the election to be cute. This is the most important election of our time and, as much as the record is a social commentary and the term 'folie à deux' is relevant to the candidates, we felt as though rather than making a commentary, we were only riding the wave of the election. This seemed less and less like what we intended to do and more of a gimmick," their statement read in part.
"While we have all individually expressed our positions on the candidates that we support, we feel that many of the interviews and press for the record have skewed us into a partisan band. We never intended to be the band that shoved our ideas down people's throats. We only hope people look at the bigger picture and investigate the issues further on their own."
As for when FAB expects Folie A Deux to come out, even they don't have the answer to that. They say,
"It is our intent to get our record out this year and as soon as possible, as we made sure to have it done in time for its original release. It is now in the hands of our label to give us a new release date," the statement continued. "When is the record coming out? Currently, we're not sure. We will be working hard to put pressure on our label to get it out before the end of the year, but it is now in other people's hands."