Pete Wentz Explains the Real Story Behind Fall Out Boy's 'Young and Menace' - Go Behind the Scenes
By Sophie Schillaci
Fall Out Boy is taking us behind the scenes of their brand new single, "Young and Menace."
Only ET has your exclusive look at the making of the music video, in which lyricist Pete Wentz explains exactly what inspired the song.
"The concept of the video is realizing that your place in the world is maybe not just what you thought it is, or thought it was growing up," he says. "I grew up as a weird kid in a place where I felt like I didn't fit in. It wasn't until finding punk rock and stuff, that I felt like I found other people who similarly felt like they didn't fit in."
The video, directed by Brendan Walter and Mel Soria, follows a young girl with monsters for parents as she struggles with her identity.
"Anybody knows what it's like to feel like they don't belong and have to fight for a place in the world. That's what 'Young and Menace' is about," Soria says.
"It's our right to be angry and disenchanted, and it's all right to voice that anger," adds Wentz. "I kind of was thinking back to when I was going through a lot of turmoil when I was younger. I wasn't sure yet that I figured out what I wanted to say, but I knew I was pissed off and I wanted to say something."
"Young and Menace" is the first single off the band's forthcoming MANIA LP, due out this fall. To support the release, FOB will embark on a 20-city North American arena tour beginning in October, with $1 of each ticket sold benefitting a number of Chicago-area charities via the newly-launched Fall Out Boy Fund.