The band's new album, Save Rock And Roll is due for release on May 7, 2013 and is preceeded by new single 'My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)'. The band recently spoke to US radio station B96 about their comeback, revealing why the wanted to return to the scene.
"Rock and roll to me represents an attitude," said Pete Wentz to the rock station. "It represents something inside you. That’s why we got into playing music. That’s why I wanted to be in the band. So you can take it as an ironic thing or you can take it the way it is. We just wanted to do something that was fun and dangerous for us.
"We didn’t need to do the band again, we wanted to do it because it was fun."
Bandmate Patrick Stump added: "Obvious and safe doesn’t seem that rock and roll to me."
In an official statement, the band previously said of their comeback: "When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. It’s why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place. This isn't a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us."