From the Album
• The song samples from the opening credits of the 1960s show
• The song references the scene in Pulp Fiction where Uma Thurman
asks John Travolta to dance with her during the twist contest at Jack Rabbit Slim's.
There are also references to another Tarantino movie, Kill Bill.
Pete Wentz explained:
"Originally, when we came up with the idea, and there was this sample in it,
which is a sample from The Munsters TV show, people kept saying 'oh cool,
like Quentin Tarantino, cool' when we played it. We decided why don't we kind of create
this world around that?"
"To me, Uma Thurman and Winona Ryder, they were these women in pop culture who were quirky,
but that made me only crush on them harder, and rather than going with the traditional
Uma Thurman role, we thought a lot about Kill Bill and who her character was in that,
and this kind of resilience and this violence, but there's something that's authentic
about it (like a woman taking revenge or being empowered)."
"So that's what the chorus of the song's about, and the verses are what
you would do to try and capture this woman's affection."
American Beauty / American Psycho
April 14, 2015 (Mainstream radio)
February 10, 2015 (Alternative radio)
January 12, 2015 (promotional)
Pop rock, surf rock
Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley,
Liam O'Donnell, Jarrel Young, Waqaas Hashmi
"Uma Thurman" on YouTube
Fall Out Boy Tour Dates:
The video follows a girl named Sarah who wins the prize of becoming Fall Out Boy's assistant
for 24 hours. Her tasks include walking Joe Trohman's zebra, singing karaoke
with Patrick Stump, going paint-balling and go-kart racing with Pete Wentz,
and working out with Andy Hurley.
Sarah's last task is to get inside a tank and smash a truck with the letters "Article 1,
Section 36.03" written on the side: a reference to Alabama's Supreme Court blocking
same-sex marriage in the state.
The video features cameos from several stars including
Brendon Urie from
Panic! At The Disco