After a teaser video last week in Morse code, Fall Out Boy released the Hyperlapse edition of its music video for its single “Centuries” on Sept. 8, 2014. Instead of a video featuring the band, it’s Chicago that takes center stage in this video. You’ve seen Chicago, but never quite like this.
The video features almost three solid minutes that includes both iconic landmarks and some of the more mundane spots around the city in what comes across as a love letter to Chicago; Fall Out Boy, after all, first started in the North Shore suburb of Wilmette. From trains and boats to famous spots around the city, there are plenty of spots in the Chi in the video. “Centuries” opens with the city’s famed skyline, then heads out to one of the harbors filled with boats on Lake Michigan. From there, the video includes a dizzying array of locations, including Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, trains from both the Metra and the “L,” Crown Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, various angles of the skyline, heading eastbound in a car on Roosevelt Road near State Street, Soldier Field, Loop landmarks like Willis Tower and The Chicago Theatre, an outdoor music festival, and the Chicago River. Some of the footage was shot at night, showing off how the city can shine. The video ends with “Fall Out Boy” and “Centuries” painted on a brick wall.
The single “Centuries” is available for purchase, and an official music video for “Centuries” is forthcoming, according to a message posted by Fall Out Boy on the band’s official website. As of press time, the music video had received approximately 575,000 views on YouTube. In addition, “Centuries” was also in the second spot on iTunes’ top singles, after Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” The band has a performance later this week at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Wash., and will tour throughout Australia early next year.
The band also promised fans that a new album, which will be the band’s sixth and is as of yet unnamed, was “coming soon.” Fall Out Boy’s last album, Save Rock and Roll, was released in 2013 to mostly warm reviews. The band also released an ambitious 11-part film that featured a music video for each track on Save Rock and Roll. Called The Young Blood Chronicles, the project included Tommy Lee, Elton John and Courtney Love.
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