Fall Out Boy dropped the third single from their upcoming album, American Beauty/American Psycho. "Irresistible" is reminiscent of "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," but more concentrated on a romance that hurts so good. The rocker follows singles "Centuries" and "Immortals."
Pete Wentz took to Tumblr to share his feelings about the song, which has Patrick Stump singing "I still love the way you hurt me / It's irresistible," MTV News notes.
"When I think of 'Irresistible' it brings this image to my head, whether it's fictional or real, of Sid and Nancy in an alley garbage raining down on them in an eternal spiral of romance and poison. Sometimes it hard not to love what can hurt us the most." Wentz wrote.
The group took some time out of their busy schedule to talk with Billboard about their fifth studio effort.
"The thing about this record is it is challenging in the way that our band, we need to fight on two fronts. We need to be relevant to pop culture, which means we need to be played on the radio," Wentz said. "But we also need to care about our legacy and we want to play big shows, we want to play stadiums and arenas and amphitheaters and show kids that are in the crowd now that you can be a big currently relevant rock band, but you can also sell out arenas. And I think that's the statement we're trying to attempt with this record if anything. And hopefully it happens."
American Beauty/American Psycho is the follow-up to 2013's Save Rock and Roll. It went straight to the top of multiple charts and marked a return of sorts for FOB. By the sound of things, the new album will be just as successful. The mainstream resurgence has been a bit surprising to the band, though.