Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman dishes on Folie A Deux

"It's a complex record. Hopefully, not too complex"

Fall Out Boy s Joe Trohman dishes on Folie A Deux

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman is trying to be a happy camper. The band's new album, Folie A Deux, will be out the in mid-December (15 and 16, to be exact), well over a month later than was planned. The timing isn't great, but at least it's this year.

"The record was ready to go a long time ago," Trohman admits. "But we'd made some political connections to it; we even scheduled it for election day. Everything was cool at first, and then it seemed gimmicky. So we asked our label to move the date. We didn't think it'd be so late, but that's the way labels roll."

Given the rapturous response given the first single, I Don't Care, Troham needed worry. A swaggering bit of Spirit In The Sky meets Garry Glitter ("I hear John Lee Hooker," says Trohman), it's the catchiest, most straight-ahead three minutes Fall Out Boy have issued so far.

"We mix the influences in a way that sounds new and complete" Joe Trohman

Since their debut in 2002 with the Split EP and right on through Folie A Deux, Fall Out Boy


"We mix the influences in a way that sounds new and complete," says Trohman. "But they all can't work. For instance, I love heavy metal. But for me to insert Randy Rhoads licks into Fall Out Boy's music, it'd sound crazy. So I hold back, which creates a cool kind of tension. I think casual listeners can pick up on that, even if they're not sure why it's happening."

In the podcast below, Joe Trohman speaks about the recording of Folie A Deux and addresses the challenges that face Fall Out Boy. He also talks about his love of heavy metal and a possible side project down the line.

Part one - Fall Out Boy's formation, how they've changed with success, why they use GarageBand

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Part two - Joe talks about album sales, his love of metal and how to play guitar in Fall Out Boy

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