M A N I A: January 19th
the release date for M A N I A is getting pushed back to January 19th, as i’m sure you all know.
this completely took me by surprise, even though it shouldn’t have. we had all of those jokes about the boys only having three songs ready out of ten, or pete messing with his fidget spinners in the studio, or whatever reason for not having the record ready. but i thought they’d pull through? idk i guess i trusted in them that they would be able to put the album out on time because that’s what they’ve been telling us since the beginning: M A N I A out September 15th. so i’d be lying if i said i wasn’t disappointed.
i mean, it’s not like they didn’t have quite a while. when they announced the album in april, it pained me to think about how far september was. but now september is one month away, and i’m wondering what they did with all of that time.
they even annouced a tour under the album name. so my question is: why still call it the M A N I A tour when we’re only gonna have two or three songs from the album available? how are they going to keep the tour focused around the album when the album isn’t even out?
but, i’m not making this post to complain. i’m just confused.
i support their decision 100% - i don’t want them to create three-fourths of an album in three weeks. i don’t want rushed songs that don’t have a connection with patrick, pete, joe, or andy. because that’s not fall out boy.
i want songs that had rough drafts and demos and polished-away imperfections. i want an album that took time, effort, thought, and love to create. i want music that resonates with them. and if we can’t have that within a month, so be it. because i want the M A N I A that’s been hyped for months. i want the album that pete writes his cute little poetic notes about. i want the album that the boys believe in.
so i don’t mind waiting another four months for an album that’s undoubtedly going to turn out better than they imagined.
🔮🌊january 19th, my dudes🌊🔮