Enigmatic empyrean euphoria and a spatial Spanish showcase. Fall Out Boy and Liam Payne performed their rightfully artistic works, with ‘The Last Of The Real Ones’ the pinnacle of celestial prosperity amongst the musical midlife crisis call of the American allegiance’s seventh studio strive MANIA and ‘Familiar’, a performance of urbane dimensions and searing singing by the boy band past timer turned single handed soloist.
Serendipitously gathering within the backstage grounds of 2017’s annual I Heart Radio Jingle Ball bash, pop predominator Liam Payne mingled with record label DCD2 mogule Pete Wentz accompanied by plant based gym geek Andy Hurley in a social situation of pop and rock rallies. A rare second snapshotted and shared to Payne’s popular 16.2 million social media supporters, of the triumvirate of coterie clusters conversing casually captioned by the ‘For You’ accompanist “Good to see you boys again!” alluding to a antecedent assembly with the Fall Out Boy fragments. A credible circumstance considering Liam’s track record for professionally predisposed partnerships, following from the Quavo suffused ‘Strip That Down’, Zedd inclined ‘Get Low’, Rita Ora accented ‘For You’ and recently J Balvin’s appearance on the Latin featured ‘Familiar’.
Egniting the Ellen show, a casually comic celebrity conversational variety into a purple plasma ball production performance of grandeur effects and effervescent energy, Fall Out Boy blasted the Warner. Bros located lot stage. Performing the devotion dedicated track ‘The Last Of The Real Ones’ from the Chicago congregations disappointingly inferior MANIA LP, the most recent record to receive a mixed bag of reviews. Nevertheless to all the negativity the third single stylises a significance to the developing stages of an individual isolated in their own company transformed to being apart of a partnership of skepticism proportions, penned by punk-rock obsessed teen turned core lyricist for the ‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down’ smash hit makers Pete Wentz writes words “Cause you’re the last of a dying breed/Write our names in the wet concrete/I wonder if your therapist knows everything about me”. Gripping a gravitational pull to the performance following an openly candid conversation with Kerrang! magazine in March, exploring the bassists educational exit, difficult divorce and feelings of fragility with Wentz’s wise words of wisdom exhibited via vocalist Patrick Stump’s soulful sound. Ascending and descending from his piano stool Stump signifies the publicly broadcasted showcase with an intergalactically dynamic display of stammering chords and tinkling keys, the most musically mastered of MANIA otherwise meltdown of lacklustre instrumentals throughout turbulent tracks ‘Champion’ as well as ‘Sunshine Riptide’. With the llama land of blockbuster action packed accompanying music video, Patrick Stump vehemently belts “I’m here in search of your glory/There’s been a million before me/That ultra kind of love/You never walk away from/You’re just the last of the real ones” to the sweet sound of Wentz’s whirring bass, Hurley’s forthright drum crashes and Trohman’s icy orotund riffs the stand out star of the show amongst an otherwise pacific pair of verse’s performed ahead of the American allegiances upcoming US tour dates, plus headlining festival features on the main stage at Saturday’s Leeds and Fridays Reading, UK duties.
Stylishly supplying some Spanish sunlight to a bleak British West London studio, Liam Payne performed in the absence of collaborative counterpart J Balvin with the duo’s language linguistic ‘Familiar’ televised through the red sofa themed chat scheduled The Graham Norton Show to which Payne is a past timer. Deep bodies beats of the bass immediately instigate the lighthearted Latin lull’s that pull the ear into a miraculously magnetic allure audited by Liam’s attempts at executing a believably bilingual Spanish singing, filling in the fluent gaps of Balvin’s naturally born sultry Southern European ingrained tones tempting fate at a fluently born speaker, the ‘Strip That Down’ singer somewhat significantly puts on potted pronunciations of the English translated hooks “And I start first/You know what I mean/From the beginning, you know that I’m for you” under a tangibly substantial pretence. Umbrellaed under tremendous three dimensional backdrops and group bound choreography, collate for a crafted act that’s far from the 24 year olds original Boyband line up. An established entourage of impassioned dancers and graphically elevated production, Payne performs a perplexing demonstration of a person who’s moves were minimalistic by comparison to his previously dance influenced initial solo song on the same show, yet the vocal work did all the talented talking more of which is to be expected on Liam Payne’s confidentially confirmed debut album late Summer.
Watch Fall Out Boy’s performance of ‘The Last Of The Real Ones’ on The Ellen Show and Liam Payne’s performance of ‘Familiar’ on The Graham Norton show here: