When Elton John guests on an album-closing ballad for its (great) comeback record, it’s easy to forget Fall Out Boy’s members all came from the hardcore scene. And it’s not just John crooning, “You are what you love, not who loves you”—Save Rock And Roll didn’t have a lot in the way of guitars, just big, hook-laden pop songs.
But the heavy hand of producer Butch Walker won’t be buffing the upcoming Pax Am Days to a blinding sheen. The second surprise album from Fall Out Boy this year drops digitally October 15 (and on limited-edition vinyl) and re-embraces the “loud fast rules” of the old days, if “Love, Sex, Death” is any indication. The band premiered the song via Rolling Stone today to announce the album. Fall Out Boy recorded Pax Am Days with Ryan Adams over two days at his Pax Am Studio in Los Angeles, cranking out eight songs that likely have no Elton John cameos.