Fall Out Boy have quashed rumours that the album artwork for 'Save Rock and Roll' had leaked by unveiling its real, and far more interesting, cover.
The band revealed via their Tumblr that their comeback album with feature the artwork of photographer Roger Stonehouse who captured a punk and a monk holding hands in Burma.
The image struck up a strong connection with Fall Out Boy during the recording process and is said to illustrate the album's message.
Explaining their choice of artwork, Fall Out Boy wrote:
"when we were beginning the journey of making this record we wanted to find some inspirational images. we came across the punk and monk image on the Internet and it really solidified what we were trying to get across on the record- the idea of old and new clashing. tradition and change coming together. there was something striking about it. obviously this is an image that means a lot to many people- we felt like we wanted to be part of this conversation. these kids represent the youth, change and irreverence that we hope our record is listened to with. at the end of the day we just want to take the rules and start all over with save rock and roll anyway.
shout out to Roger Stonehouse for capturing the original photo and allowing us to share it with the world [sic]"
Earlier in March, various music sites had reported that the album cover had been leaked after a white image with simply the words 'Fall Out Boy' appeared online on some pre-order websites. However, this has since been disregarded as a template image.
Do you like Fall Out Boy's official artwork for 'Save Rock and Roll', or did you prefer the rumoured simplistic image?