Fall Out Boy wrote songs for One Direction that were ‘too odd’ to be used

Bassist Pete Wentz said groups wrote together in London

Fall Out Boy have revealed that they wrote songs for One Direction that were “too odd” for the boyband to use.

Speaking to the Daily Star about their writing sessions, bassist and chief songwriter Pete Wentz said that their songs never made it onto One Direction’s album. “Last time we were in London we wrote with the guys in One Direction,” Wentz said. “It was a great session but I don’t know if Fall Out Boy writes what One Direction wants to sing. There’s a certain area of odd that we can stake a place in, but it’s like we have the language of twins. Maybe it’s too odd for One Direction because they didn’t end up using the songs this time.”

Discussing Fall Out Boy’s longevity, Wentz added: “We’ve evolved, so we still get to play shows with pop acts like Meghan Trainor and Iggy Azalea. We are always the odd ones at the party because we are clearly not a band that was put together. But hopefully we are a band who enjoy a pop moment.”

Fall Out Boy’s new album ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ charted at Number Two in the UK last weekend, missing out on the top spot to Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special’. The band will be in the UK for a run of arena dates later this year, starting in Leeds at the First Direct Arena on October 3, before visiting Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Bournemouth and London.

Fall Out Boy will play:

Leeds First Direct Arena (October 3)
Aberdeen AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena (4)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (6)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (7)
Manchester Arena (9)
Bournemouth International Centre (10)
London The SSE Arena Wembley (11/12)

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