Fall Out Boy Spoofs Iconic *NSYNC Video With Help From Demi Lovato
By Sophie Schillaci
Fall Out Boy's latest offering is definitely "Irresistible."
The rockers teamed up with Demi Lovato for a remixed version of their current American Beauty/American Psycho single, pulling out all the stops for an epic "event video," as bassist Pete Wentz calls them.
"I want videos to matter," Wentz told ET in an interview last year. "Before we got played on the radio, we were embraced because of our videos and that really got radio moving. We've always cared about videos and the idea of these event videos, so the spirit of that is super important to us."
The "Irresistible" video cleverly spoofs *NSYNC's iconic video for "It's Gonna Be Me," which featured Justin Timberlake and the gang all dolled up as marionettes. Fall Out Boy even was able to enlist some help from former *NSYNC members Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, who playfully poke fun at their boyband past, as well as the original "It's Gonna Be Me" director, Wayne Isham, who returns to helm FOB's version. See the epic clip below.
"What if in the *NSYNC video for 'It's Gonna Be Me' there was an analog to the story? Where in the same store there was a dollar bin full of toys that no one really wanted that would band together like the misfit, offbrand little outsiders they were," reads a caption on FOB's YouTube page. "It's about the toys no one ever wanted come to life."
Lovato looks pretty irresistible herself in the video, and the guys of FOB couldn't help but gush about the singer in an interview with ET at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas last month.
"She was the easiest person to work with," singer Patrick Stump said. "She understood the song, and she was really nice and polite. That sounds like nothing, but a lot of times you get in the studio and you're like, 'I don't know how this is going to go,' and she was really just the easiest."
"For this generation of pop stars, she has an iconic voice," Wentz added. "It took, like, a half hour to do. I think it's the difference between good and great."
What do you think of FOB and Lovato's collaboration? Hit the comments with your thoughts! See more from our sit-down with Wentz and Stump -- looking back on more than a decade in the biz -- in the player below.