Multi-platinum selling band Fall Out Boy released the highly-anticipated music video for their single “Centuries” today, available now on Vevo HERE. Produced by Syndrome, the video’s surprise ending features a cameo by Rick Ross.
“’I knew a man once who said, “Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.” – the gladiator.
Getting back up. Dusting it off. My dad used to tell me the most important part of any of it was getting back up on the horse – I didn’t grow up on a farm – but it still applied. David vs. Goliath, us vs. them, you vs. the world… brains, talent and luck are great but heart will always trump them. That is the sentiment of this video,” said Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy. “Thank you for bearing with us while we finished it… the greatest story ever to me will always be the unexpected… when the loser wins, when the clouds clear the day might just turn out alright…”
Since its release four weeks ago, “Centuries” has become a multi-format radio smash, quickly charting in the top ten at modern rock and now exploding on the Top 40 chart. The track debuted at #1 on the iTunes Alternative Chart and audio/video streams are already in the tens of millions.
The song is currently the featured track in ESPN’s major network coverage of the inaugural College Football Playoff game and studio telecasts, and in on-air promotions throughout the season. ESPN will use the song in various capacities, including highlight packages and transitions in and out of commercial breaks during the network’s coverage of the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tripleheaders – the “New Year’s Six” – showcasing the semifinals and four additional premier bowls and the first-ever College Football National Championship on January 12.
“Centuries” has garnered mass critical acclaim with MTV hailing the song as “the ultimate battle cry” andBillboard noting that the song’s “operatic proclamations are matched by militaristic drums.” Under The Gun describes the song’s hook as the band “taking yet another step in their evolution from pop punk giants to bonafide pop stars.”
The song is the band’s first single from a forthcoming album on Island Records/DCD2 Records. The track, produced by JR Rotem, was recorded in Los Angeles, with fellow DCD2 artist LOLO lending backing vocals.