With all the musical artists in quarantine at the minute, you have to think that they’re either with family, learning some new skills and possibly putting the ideas to new music at the moment.
This is the case with possibly a few people and now in a recent interview with NME, when in discussion with his recent Cheap Cuts feature, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz has been talking about the idea of a solo record, for which you can read a small excerpt of the interview below.
“It would have to feel right. I have a space in my 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. 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 this bit in the movie Reality Bites where Ethan Hawke’s character talks about seeing his dad after he found out he had cancer. They’d talk about life and he gave Ethan’s character a pink seashell to help explain things. He realised the shell is empty and maybe life is pointless. “It’s all a random lottery of meaningless tragedy in a series of near escapes”, he says. That’s why he enjoys the little things in life, like eating a burger or smoking a cigarette. I think there’s a whole record from that perspective, taking part in these little pieces of life without the consequence. It’s important to not forget those little granular moments of life. To me, there’s a record in that pink seashell.”