Although last week saw Pete Wentz drop his collaboration of ‘Check Your Phone’ with UK duo Cheap Cuts, the Fall Out Boy bassist has said in a recent interview with NME that “if we’re locked down for another six months” he’ll make a solo album.
Even though Pete Wentz should be close to gearing up for the Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy, Green Day, and Weezer, he is stuck inside like the rest of us in quarantine, and unsure about the fate of the future tour: “Now it’s like we’re circling, waiting to land. Nobody knows anything and it’s hard because we really want to do this tour.”
Last week saw him release ‘Check Your Phone’ – a spoken word piece that talks about the anxiety of always being on one’s mobile, and it’s layered over a sick track by the UK duo Cheap Cuts. Fans were quick to dub the song as ‘anxiety rap’, which Wentz noted as being quite a fitting term.
“Now is probably the time for it as well. The news is overbearing and it’s different information. It’s dread, then it’s not dread. I don’t know if you want that from your entertainment. I get up early with our kids and sometimes I’ll just watch The Office because it’s funny and the opposite of the pit I feel in my stomach which is what I want right now.”
Continuing on, Wentz spoke about his most recent collaboration, but also about the fact that he’s quite ready to get down to some new tunes, including a solo album, if quarantine continues on for another six months, stating that he has space in his “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,” the bassist explained.
“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 no telling when Pete Wentz’ hopeful second instalment with Cheap Cuts will come about, nor his solo album, but we’re keen to still see him strumming on his bass when Fall Out Boy brings their Hella Mega Tour to Australia (well, if it’s not cancelled like everything else has been).
Check out ‘Check Your Phone’ by Cheap Cuts feat. Pete Wentz:
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