Fall Out Boy's Folie A Deux album has been dropped from its planned election week slot, because of, erm... well, let's let them explain:
Being from Chicago, we know "next years our year" all too well. 6 months ago we thought it would be a fun idea to release our album on election day but this is not the election to be cute. This is the most important election of our time and, as much as the record is a social commentary and the term "folie a deux" is relevant to the candidates, we felt as though rather than making a commentary we were only riding the wave of the election. This seemed less and less like what we intended to do and more of a gimmick.
While we have all individually expressed our positions on the candidates that we support we feel that many of the interviews and press for the record have skewed us into a partisan band. While it may be obvious where we stand. We never intended to be the band that shoved our ideas down peoples throats. We only hope people look at the bigger picture and investigate the issues further on their own.
It's not the election to be cute, huh? If the election is as serious as the band believe, then surely that makes it more important than ever to stand up and declare yourself, doesn't it? And yet here's the band, insisting that the election be treated so seriously it's not the time for them to release an album, and yet afraid that people might think they have, you know, a political opinion.
It's almost as if one might think that a band so reliant on sponsorship is really afraid some of its sugar daddy brands might not like to pump cash into a group that has declared its hand for one candidate.