In the half-animated, super-saturated video for "America's Suitehearts," Fall Out Boy takes the whole Hollywood media circus to new levels with their hyper-literal interpretation. Decked out in skeleton suits and flaming hats, the boys greet visitors from "Normal World" and watch as their faces are transformed into pizza-y cartoon monstrosities by paparazzi flashes.
But you probably already know that. The video's been in circulation for a minute now. What I wanna know is, is Fall Out Boy mocking the overblown music scene that they've come to represent? Or are they celebrating it? Sure the video has an ironic tone. And it's pretty standard for bands who go big to immediately bite the hand that feeds them. But Fall Out Boy isn't just any band. And, sarcastic as they may be, they also sing, over and over again, "I'm in love with my own sins." Love? That sounds pretty positive. So, tell me... When they sing "Let's hear it for America's Suitehearts," do they really mean it?