Ryan Adams has recorded almost an album’s-worth of songs with Fall Out Boy.
The alt-country songwriter and the arena-filling pop punks spent two “wild” nights making “raw” music at Adams’s LA studio.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Pete Wentz explained that Fall Out Boy were introduced to Adams through Butch Walker, who produced their most recent record. “I used to like listening to [Ryan’s] stuff growing up,” the bassist said. “[These sessions were] like hanging out with your older brother that got you into punk rock. Except he gets all the jokes and he’s not like, ‘Here’s these shitty kids’ or whatever.”
“It was really good for the spirit of Fall Out Boy,” Wentz said. “There were ideas, yelling, laughing and a lot of jokes, just for the heck of it … We played loud and Patrick was singing live vocals, so it was very raw.”
Although Fall Out Boy have no precise plans for releasing the Adams sessions – their fifth record came out just three months ago – they hope to at least to cut a single, possibly with the title Keeping Up Disappearances. “I would hope that somewhere, in some universe, you could put out a seven-inch and kids still care,” Wentz said. Even if Adams’s tracks have more “noise” than many Fall Out Boy fans are used to, “it would be great for [them] to hear … the raw energy that happens from sessions like that”.