Fitz & The Tantrums' New 'Fool' Song & Video Are A Major Party

The fresh track and video is for the rebellious mama's boy in all of us.

Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Nicole Fara Silver • June 23, 2017

Before Fitz & The Tantrums sail the high seas of the famed 2017 Honda Civic Tour this summer, the band thought fans might enjoy a new tune. On Friday, Fitz dropped their song, "Fool," along with a delightful goofy video.

The brand-new track is a party in itself with hip-hop-tinged verses and a jubilant-as-hell chorus: "Mama! / Didn't raise no fool / I said, Mama! / She's watching girls like you," Michael Fitzpatrick sings in a buzzy high-range howl. "You won't even catch me slippin' / You won't ever catch me asleep / Girl, you must be trippin' / Trying to run around on me."

As if the fanfare of the track wasn't enough, the band's video for "Fool" is even better. It follows a grown man as he breaks from his sheltered life as a mama's boy (eating cereal, playing video games, obsessing over a sword, etc.) and learning how to party. Just as he's about to go in for a kiss with Fitz's Noel Scaggs, he gets a call from his mom, and he has to rush back home.

"Fool" will be featured on the band's upcoming deluxe edition of last year’s acclaimed album, Fitz and the Tantrums, out July 28. The set will also include other bonus tracks and remixes of "Fool."

"My mama always said wear fresh underwear for the summer," Fitzpatrick said about the track in a statment. "Here’s our fresh summer jam just for you!"

Peep the video below, and then get tickets for the 2017 Honda Civic Tour, where Fitz & The Tantrums are opening for OneRepublic (dates after the video).

JULY 
7 -- Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
8 -- Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10 -- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
11 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
13 -- Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
14 -- Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
15 -- Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
18 -- Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
19 -- Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
21 -- Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
22 -- Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
23 -- Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
25 -- Darien Center, NY @ Darien Amphitheater
26 -- Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
28 -- Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
29 -- Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 -- Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Events Center

AUGUST
1 -- Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
2 -- Hartford, CT @ Xfiniity Theatre
4 -- Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
5 -- Bangor, ME @ Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
6 -- Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
22 -- Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
23 -- Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
25 -- Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
26 -- Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre 
27 -- Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
29 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
31 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum 

SEPTEMBER
1 -- Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
2 -- Anaheim, CA @ HONDA Center
6 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
9 -- Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
11 -- Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
12 -- The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 

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