A Missy Elliott-involving update to the original Ghostbusters song certainly sounds enticing, but what happens when that very welcome update is also paired with Fall Out Boy? Well, you can now find out, below, as Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Missy Elliott have now released their previously Twitter-teased collaboration, which will feature in Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters film starring Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
Unfortunately, the song is much more of a Fall Out Boy song than a Missy Elliott song, and is…utterly annoying. And not in the good, wildly and unforgettably catchy manner of Ray Parker, Jr.’s original. Rather, this version features Wentz self-seriously singing “I’m not afraid, not afraid” over the hardened, Fall-Out-Boyified clamor early ’00s-teen-courting pop punk; if you want to avoid all that and skip to Missy Elliott’s mildly amusing Ghostbusters themed rap, it begins at 1:40, and, so you can also avoid listening to the rest once that’s done, it ends at 2:04. Ultimately, it all sounds like a clear attempt to avoid falling too deeply into nostalgia, but actually suffers from the fact that, well, they chose Fall Out Boy to be their voice of modernization.
Here it is:
Ghostbusters is out July 15.