Singel Review: Fall Out Boy channels Britney Spears in “Young and Menace”

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Oh, it’s a glorious day because Fall Out Boy has released new music and it’s time for everyone to go:

“Young and Menace” is the first single off of Fall Out Boy’s newest album “M A N I A.” It was announced today as long with tour dates Pretty much, today was Fall Out Boy Christmas. The gifts were everything we ever wanted.

The song isn’t like anything that we have heard from them before. It’s like rock and more EDM with a pop rock feel. It isn’t a bad thing. They make it work rather well. When you first hear the song, it doesn’t sound anything like Fall Out Boy. You really don’t go “ohh its Fall Out Boy.” The breakdowns are literally amazing. Like it’s just make you want bang your head. Then the climax of the song is everything you want in the final moments of a song. It’s big, loud, and bold. The only downside of the climax is that it’s rather annoying at time because it’s just random sounds and vocals. This song isn’t anything we’ve heard from Fall Out Boy and it’s a welcome changed.

The vocals on the song are amazing. “Young and Menace” really showcases how the lead singer Patrick Stump can change-up his style to fit the need/genre that the song is. The lyrics are little big hard to understand at times because of the way the song is produced. The main story behind the lyrics is trying to figure out where you belong and understand that you fit in somewhere. Oh, Fall Boy Out also channels in Britney Spears by quoting her song “Oops!I Did It Again” in the chorus.

The music video itself is extremely fucked up. It shows the child running away from her fighting parents, who first appears as monsters. It’s pretty much that and like I said, it’s extremely fucked up but very meaningful. The girl is trying to escape the world she grew up in. It’s a really deep video that will keep you engaged in it. It’s supports the song and really continues to tell the story of the song. Here’s Pete Wentz, the bassist, on the music video:

“The concept is the idea of a movie like Elf, where he realizes maybe he isn’t an elf after all, but ours has less comedic elements and more real world implication. She realizes that maybe she is human after all – but maybe the line between us and monsters is blurrier than we think…”

Overall, the song isn’t a bad song. It’s actually a nice welcome changed to the band’s sound. The climax gets annoying at the end and the production of the track sometimes overpowers the vocals but it’s a good start for what looks likes to be a great seventh album. The video is captivating and extremely fucked up. It does it purpose and helps tell the story of the song.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Flappy Bird death creates void that crappier versions try to fill

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As you probably have heard- Flappy Bird is no longer available for download (click here for my review on it). As the world goes into Flappy Bird withdrawals, the app creators of the world decided to get the simplicity of the game and make really stupid versions of it. Here are my personal favorites (they are really stupid).

 

When I first saw this, I first thought that it was just a joke and thought “Fall Out Boy isn’t that much of a sell out” and then I remember that it was Fall Out Boy that we were talking about and they would be the band to do this. The game called “Fall Out Bird” is pretty much the head of the band members magically spurting wings (I wonder if my head will do that once it’s detached from my body) and having to dodge guitar’s head stock (the top of the guitar where the stings end out for those of you that aren’t guitarist). While it’s only out for Android devices now, I really don’t see it going that far because well….it’s Fall Out Boy. And it’s a pretty stupid game. Sadly, It’s not most stupid knock off on this list.

 

If this doesn’t get pulled from Google Play, it will be a miracle. “Clumsy Bird” is what I would expect to come out if “Angry Birds” and “Flappy Bird” had an angry flappy baby.  The best part of the game is that it doesn’t even try to hide that the game’s bird is based on the red Angry Bird.  Is it that bad of a game that the creators of “Angry Birds” just don’t care or do they feel bad for the little app that realistically sucks?

This game is just one big piece of crap (literally). “Happy Poo Flap” makes “Fall Out Bird” look like a genius game. The sad part is that it’s actually a better game than the original “Flappy Bird”.  You pretty much take this flying piece of crap through different levels and collecting coins and then cash them in for new characters and accessories. The even sadder part is that Happy Poo is actually what one make consider a mobile game franchise that isn’t in the toilet yet (making potty jokes is actually kind of fun). Maybe this little turd is what “Flappy Bird” creators should look at when they consider making the flappy sequel.

Our last knock off features everyone’s second favorite One Direction Member- Harry Styles (Niall is everyone’s favorite). Instead of making through holes, you must guide young Styles as he jumps, or dives, off a cliff in “Harry Dive” (that sounds like a porno). Now is it just me or doesn’t it seem like who every made this game wants Styles to know that they want him gone? Either way, the game is strange and a little bit weird (mainly for the person diving off a cliff aspect of the game and you helping them). It’s not the strangest, probably Happy Poo takes that flush, but it’s up there on the strange meter.

 

Have an opinion on any of these games? Or did we forget your favorite? Leave it in the comments below!

Lovatics have a Heart Attack

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Today is the day that Demi Lovato released her latest music video for her single, Heart Attack, and the Lovatics are having a heart attack. For those of you that haven’t seen it, here is it is!

Pop Project’s own Bailey Miller commented on the video by saying:

It was perf. She is perf. Oh my god.

Now my opinion on the music video? The music video was visually stunning and Demi looks like a fox. The only thing only complaint is that there really wasn’t any reasoning behind the black paint all over her, and why her and her band was performing in a library type area. We wish that it was longer. Many artist create longer videos to tell a story, which I think Lovato should have done. But she could be using the other singles to tell the background story, kinda like what Fall Out Boy is doing with their singles.

Do I think that the music video is worth all the hype? Yes and no. It’s a beautiful video but again, the background of the video needs to be explained more. But I hope she will. It also appears that “old school” Demi is back and looking to take names.

What is your opinion on Demi Lovato’s newest video? Leave it in a comment below