It's no question that in the years following the 3-year hiatus, Fall Out Boy has been drifting away from their original sound in favor of something more radio friendly. The pop transition has been controversial at best, leaving their 2018 album "Mania" with highly mixed reviews. The newest music video "Bishops Knife Trick" is no different.
Perfectly mirroring the 2009 "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" video, lead singer Patrick Stump replaces the high-maintenance monkeys as the director of the era-defining Llama's music video. It's a fantastically played out parody from a band who has been known for goofy and self-satirical antics in the past; however, the motivation behind pairing the album's ballad with a whimsical music video has sparked its own controversy. While some are calling the video an ill-fitted blast from the past, others are reading into Stump's behavior in the video as the band's way of explaining what initially lead to the 2010 hiatus.
What do you think? Was the video paired with the emotional song for a deeper reason or is it all just for the sake of humorous nostalgic?
Watch the video here: