Fall Out Boy too 'weird' for One Direction
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 January 2015
This article is from 2015.
Fall Out Boy wrote with One Direction for their new album, but think the band rejected their songs because they are too "weird"
Fall Out Boy were too weird for One Direction.
The 'Dance, Dance' singers were enlisted by the chart topping group to help them develop a more rock-orientated sound for their new album, but chief lyricist Pete Wentz admitted the group didn't want any of the songs they wrote.
He said: "Last time we were in London we wrote with the guys in One Direction.
"It was a great session but I don't know if Fall Out Boy writes what One Direction wants to sing.
"There's a certain area of odd that we can stake a place in, but it's like we have the language of twins. Maybe it's too odd for One Direction because they didn't end up using the songs this time."
Aside from their doomed work with the 'Night Changes' hitmakers, the band - which also features Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley - feel they have changed enough since their debut album, 2003's 'Take This to Your Grave' to still be relevant in the music industry.
He continued: "We've evolved, so we still get to play shows with pop acts like Meghan Trainor and Iggy Azalea.
The group - who recently released their sixth studio album, 'American Beauty/American Psycho' - also explained they feel like an anomaly because they have not been formed by a record label or on a talent show, unlike One Direction who were put together on the UK singing competition 'X Factor' in 2010.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he added: "We are always the odd ones at the party because we are clearly not a band that was put together. But hopefully we are a band who enjoy a pop moment."