Pete Wentz's New Artist Signing Sounds A Lot Like Fall Out Boy

20 February 2015, 10:41 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika


If you ever wanted to hear a slightly more pop leaning version of Fall Out Boy, you needn’t look further than Youtuber Max Schneider. Luckily for us, Max just caught a huge break in the form of Pete Wentz’s label DCD2.

The 22 year old shared the news of his recent signing to his social media saying that he was “honoured” to join the label.

I've always been a huge Fall Out Boy fan and really look up to Pete Wentz. From the first time I heard "Dance Dance" to the band's music video for "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" I've always been inspired by how fearless they are. They're never afraid to take risks. That same mentality is true of everyone at DCD2. From Panic! At The Disco, to Travie McCoy, to New Politics, and all of the other incredible artists and bands, no one stays in the box. There is no box at DCD2, no limitations, nobody trying to be something they're not, just the creative freedom and a family of musicians sharing music that they believe in. I'm so honored to join the DCD2 Records family. I'm so excited to release tons of new music and projects this year with DCD2, starting with one of my favorite music videos I've ever done for my song Puppeteer.

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The only odd thing about Max Schneider’s debut release on the label is that is sounds eerily similar to newer Fall Out Boy music especially in the hook and the chorus.

"Puppeteer" is a near perfect pop record with more than just a dash of Fall Out Boy production thrown into the mix. 

From the very first time I heard MAX I wanted to hear more. There is so much about MAX that reminds me of the beginning of Fall Out Boy’s journey - but in an alternate universe.

Pete Wentz

Yeah, us too Pete. 

Watch the music video for "Puppeteer" below

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