Fall Out Boy Release New 'Pulp Fiction' Nodding Track 'Uma Thurman'
. (Radio.com) Fall Out Boy have a new album on the way, American Beauty/American Psycho, and judging by the latest taste of it, they'll be straying from their pop punk roots.
On their new track "Uma Thurman," the band revs up the BPMs and tries their hand at dance. It's a three-and-a-half minute burst of soulful hooks like 'I can move mountains, I can work a miracle" and clapping drums, propelled by a sample from The Munsters.
Naturally, when Uma Thurman's name is mentioned within the same breath as "dance," her iconic portrayal in Pulp Fiction comes to mind--and Fall Out Boy indeed nod to the scene where the actress and Travolta share a dance in a diner.
"Originally, when we came up with the idea, and there was this sample in it, which is a sample from The Munsters TV show, people kept saying 'oh cool, like Quentin Tarantino, cool' when we played it," Pete Wentz wrote on the group's website. "We decided why don't we kind of create this world around that?"
The world they created centers around a woman out for revenge. "To me, Uma Thurman and Winona Ryder, they were these women in pop culture who were quirky," he continued, "but that made me only crush on them harder. and rather than going with the traditional Uma Thurman role, we thought a lot about Kill Bill and who her character was in that, and this kind of resilience and this violence, but there's something that's authentic about it (like a woman taking revenge or being empowered). So that's what the chorus of the song's about, and the verses are what you would do to try and capture this woman's affection." Listen to it here.
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