“Love From the Other Side” by Fall Out Boy
“Love From the Other Side” is a pretty-complex love song and one in which the vocalist doesn’t really make much effort in terms of propagating its understandability.
We can confidently conclude that it is in fact a love song, because the title/chorus overtly points to such. We can also presume that Patrick is speaking to that of the romantic variety, since he does reference ‘lovers’ in the chorus.
Outside of those simple observations, what we are met with is a song filled with metaphors and allegories which, to reiterate, are not convincingly explained or expounded upon. But what it seems Fall Out Boy is most generally alluding to is a concept like being in love under less-than-ideal or challenging circumstances. For instance, concerning the title, as featured in the song it reads in full “sending my love from the other side of the apocalypse”.
Furthermore, the first verse especially comes off as if the vocalist has become disillusioned by romance. In other words, before falling in love he thought doing so would be all gravy. But now being experienced in the game, he has come to sadly realize that such is not the case.
It should be noted that as of this writing, there doesn’t appear to be any official explanation of this song available. So maybe in the future, Fall Out Boy will issue a statement which makes more sense out of the lyrics than we have. But most simply interpreted, underneath all of this painfully-poetic lingo, that what it appears Stump is singing about, i.e. it being harder to rightfully maintain a romantic relationship than it should be, so to speak.
Release Date of “Love From the Other Side”
“Love From the Other Side” was formally released on January 18th, 2023. It served as the lead single from Fall Out Boy’s album titled “So Much (for) Stardust”, which is the band’s first studio album since 2018’s “Mania”.
This is also Fall Out Boy’s first since their debut LP, “Take This to Your Grave” (2003), to have the backing of Fueled by Ramen in name. However, the other label behind this issuance, DCD2, is a Fueled by Ramen imprint which, to further note, is owned by a couple of members of Fall Out Boy (Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump).
Besides Wentz and Stump, their bandmates, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, are credited as the other writers of “Love From the Other Side”.
The producer of the track is Neal Avron, who has been working with Fall Out Boy for about 20 years now.