Being in quarantine for weeks (maybe even months) on end is certainly making people work on creative projects in their home, and Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz might put out a solo album.
This is an idea that Wentz has floated in a recent interview with NME when discussing his recent Cheap Cuts feature, a small excerpt of which you can read below.
“It would have to feel right. I have a space in my head that’s always been more of an album. I have a concept for it, I have a lot of time on my hands and I kinda want to do it. Are we going to be in our houses for another six months? If we are, there’s going to be an album. I also have one other song I want to do with Cheap Cuts. Sonically, it’s an expansion on ‘Check Your Phone’ but thematically it’s about that first five minutes in the morning when you wake up and you’re in that post-dream state.
There’s this bit in the movie Reality Bites where Ethan Hawke’s character talks about seeing his dad after he found out he had cancer. They’d talk about life and he gave Ethan’s character a pink seashell to help explain things. He realised the shell is empty and maybe life is pointless. “It’s all a random lottery of meaningless tragedy in a series of near escapes”, he says. That’s why he enjoys the little things in life, like eating a burger or smoking a cigarette. I think there’s a whole record from that perspective, taking part in these little pieces of life without the consequence. It’s important to not forget those little granular moments of life. To me, there’s a record in that pink seashell.”
More details surrounding a potential Pete Wentz solo album will be confirmed as it develops.