Fall Out Boy are back and just dropped a surprise release at midnight, called Lake Effect Kid, ahead of their headline slot this weekend at the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
The three-track EP is a triburte to the city of Chicago, Fall Out Boy's hometown. It features a finished version of the title track, plus “City In a Garden” and “Super Fade”.
The band released a tweet ahead of the release to give fans a heads-up, “Forever a lake effect kid. New EP dropping tonight at midnight ET to celebrate our biggest homecoming yet,” reads the tweet, which refers to their Sept. 8 show at Wrigley Field, their first-ever stadium headlining gig in the Windy City.
It's all there in the lyrics. "Boomerang my head/Back to the city I grew up in/Again and again/Forever a lake effect kid," Patrick Stump sings on "Lake Effect Kid." And again, on "City," Stump sings, "You make feel some summer fling/You know that I know that I owe you everything/I love you Chicago."
Stream Lake Effect Kid below.