Just one day after Patrick Stump and his wife Elisa Yao welcomed their first child, Fall Out Boy debuted a new video for “Centuries,” the first single from the group’s forthcoming album. Stump and his bandmates star as gladiators in a Ridley Scott-inspired music video that plays on the dramatic nature of the song.
The video finds the group fighting for their freedom in front of a crowd of Romans. The storyline, while familiar to the Gladiator film, is a retelling of the classic “David and Goliath” biblical tale. “We wanted to write a song that empowered people who are a little weird,” Pete Wentz says of the new record, which debuted online in September. (Also, a tip of the hat to the group for sampling “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega. Randomly awesome.)
While the video ends with a bit of a cliffhanger for Fall Out Boy, the news of Stump’s son, Declan, should give the band hope. Let’s hope that he finds his way onto the new album!
Welcome to the world the newest Fall Out Baby Declan pic.twitter.com/PoeDdwL91g
— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) October 16, 2014