Fall Out Boy have returned with a new song “Champion” and the video stars none other than Highsnobiety favorite Jaden Smith. The band dropped the visuals at the stroke of midnight on Friday, after performing the track on Wednesday’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.
In addition to our boy Jaden, the video also stars Josh Brener of Silicon Valley, Timothy Granaderos from 13 Reasons Why, and The Bachelor’s Ashley Iaconetti.
“I can’t think of a worse drug than fake reality…we create and can be whoever we want, yet our choices often leave us lonely and unfulfilled,” says Fall Out Boy bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz of the Brendan Walter & Mel Soria-directed video. “Smash the fake reality. Don’t just sit around and kill time.”
Jaden Smith will join Fall Out Boy as an opener on their previously announced 20-city North American fall arena tour, which kicks off in Cleveland, OH on October 20. In addition, $1 of every ticket of the tour will go towards the band’s newly launched Fall Out Boy Fund which will support a number of charities in the Chicago area. Check out the full list of dates and cop tickets right here.
Fall Out Boy are set to release their seventh studio album M A N I A September 15 via Island Records / DCD2 Records.
Revisit Jaden Smith’s “Batman” video below.
In other music news, Rick Ross said his recent comments about female rappers were “a mistake.” Get the full scoop and read his statement right here.