You read that headline correctly - Fall Out Boy has released a limited edition vinyl made with their own tears.
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Simply put, each member's tears were harvested and placed within limited edition pressings of their latest album, So Much (For) Stardust. Dubbed Crynl, the LP appears to have a kind of water bubble beneath its initial surface, and when moved, the tears move as well. The Crynl claims that by being “filled with artists’ real tears,” every pressing allows for, “maximum emotional fidelity.” Whether that’s accurate or not remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure, it looks amazing. Besides, what could be more emo than harvesting your own tears?
A behind-the-scenes teaser video was posted four weeks ago, showing bassist Pete Wentz attempting to force some tears. And now we know why! Using a tear stick wax and even cutting unions, Wentz jokes, “basically I’m gonna apply this tear stick, think about my life before I met Patrick, and shed some tears.” Ultimately, it was a scene from the movie Interstellar that did the trick.
And he’s lucky it worked, because the vinyl became an instant hot commodity. They were sold out in a mere hour, though the band wrote on Instagram that they, “held a few copies back.” Those remaining vinyl records will most likely be used in a future giveaway.
So Much (For) Stardust is the band’s eighth studio album, featuring singles “Love from the Other Side'' and “Heartbreak Feels So Good.” It has been out since March, and is a mix of everything from Pop, Punk, Rock and even Disco. Fall Out Boy is also preparing to kick off their North America tour next month with Bring Me the Horizon alongside them for shows across the country.
Overall, it’s not a far cry to say this album made quite the emotional impact.