Fall Out Boy has released a new video for their latest single, “Centuries,” that’s a hyper lapse tour of Chicago. Well, part of it, anyway.
The gritty, black-and-white film spends nearly four grainy, gritty minutes pulsing through the streets and lakeshore of the city before ending in some wall tagging. Bassist and frontman Pete Wentz tells Rolling Stone about the song and how the band’s hometown played into the thought process:
The idea of the song is a David versus Goliath story.When we were growing up, it was like, ‘We’ll never beU2because we’re from the suburbs of Chicago and nothing happens here,’ but the idea now is to inspire that kid – you can be the person up onstage and it’s only the power of your belief that is going to get you there.
Maybe the suburban angle explains why they stuck to the most obvious, touristy areas – only Navy Pier was left out. But the shoutout is a nice touch in this first single from the yet-unnamed sixth album from the band, which promises an “official” video for the song at some point. Maybe that one will have Navy Pier.