FALL OUT BOY has gone through several evolutions already (I still recall their early days here in the North Suburbs of Chicago), and with the release of their latest album, AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO due out on January 20th, it would appear we’re witnessing another. After sampling Suzanne Vega for their recent single, “Centuries,” the band has taken inspiration from THE MUNSTERS and Quentin Tarantino films for their newest, “Uma Thurman,” sampling composer Jack Marshall’s GRAMMY-nominated theme song for 1960s classic to groovy effect. Hear the new track below, and check out the note from FOB’s Pete Wentz…
“This was a fun song to write. originally, when we came up with the idea, and there was this sample in it, which is a sample from THE MUNSTERS TV show, people kept saying ‘oh cool, like Quentin Tarantino, cool’ when we played it. We decided why don’t we kind of create this world around that?
To me, Uma Thurman and Winona Ryder, they were these women in pop culture who were quirky, but that made me only crush on them harder. and rather than going with the traditional Uma Thurman role, we thought a lot about KILL BILL and who her character was in that, and this kind of resilience and this violence, but there’s something that’s authentic about it (like a woman taking revenge or being empowered). so that’s what the chorus of the song’s about, and the verses are what you would do to try and capture this woman’s affection.”