"Sometimes you have to crack the pavement before you can BLOOM."

By Amanda Wicks

Fall Out Boy shared “Bloom” today (September 16). It’s a short film art project the band has been working on with director Bobby Hundreds, founder of popular youth apparel brand, The Hundreds.

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Pete Wentz wrote about the video on YouTube sharing how some of the moments he learned most from happened to be experimental. “i remember there was a summer where guns n’ roses, terminator 2 and slalom water skiing all met up in my head,” he wrote. “it was relentless in the way i thought about them and the way they commingled with each other. i can remember that summer and still in some ways go back and live inside of it because of the way it was so experiential and transformative for me. there is a texture to it.”

Initially Fall Out Boy and Hundred discussed how falling and failing makes a person stronger, but from there things kept expanding into the short film and production that became the music video for “Bloom.” Wentz added, “sometimes you have to crack the pavement before you can BLOOM.”

A motorcyclist riding along in the desert crashes, and in her frustration throws her helmet. When she sees how it cracks the pavement, she gets on her knees and begins smashing, but from the cracks bloom flowers that begin to entangle her.

Watch “Bloom” below.


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