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Fall Out Boy "Uma Thurman" Review: New Song from 'American Beauty/American Psycho' Gets Funky with Help from 'The Munsters'

 

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Things are about to get a little too spooky on the new single from Fall Out Boy. Today (Jan. 12), the Chicago rockers paid tribute to a few pop culture icons in its song "Uma Thurman." Not only does the track call back to the Kill Bill actress but there's also a heavy groove from the classic The Munsters theme song.

"She wants to dance like Uma Thurman / Bury me till I confess / She wants to dance like Uma Thurman / And I can't get you out of my head," Patrick Stump sings in the song's chorus with a notable sensibility of swing and rhythm.

The rhythm and bassline are what really shine and make "Uma Thurman" a sure standout on the new FOB album American Beauty/American Psycho. Though always bizarrely the most famous member of the band, Pete Wentz proves his worth tenfold on "Uma Thurman," providing a steady and funky bassline that carries the melody seamlessly through the track.

That funky, classic Munsters grove mixed with some pounding pianos also help to make "Uma Thurman" a total earworm. Stump's vocal melody also plays well off the music, making this track a new funky marker in Fall Out Boy's increasingly diverse discography.

Listen to the new Fall Out Boy single "Uma Thurman" below:

This isn't the first time Fall Out Boy used a throwback sample for an American Beauty/American Psycho single - the album's lead single "Centuries" heavily features the signature riff from the '90s hit "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega.

American Beauty/American Psycho will be released on Jan. 20. The album is currently being led by singles "Centuries" and "American Beauty/American Psycho."

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