Drummer Andy Hurley explained the band to Spin:
This is a band I've always wanted to do with these guys, who have been best friends for about as long as Pete [Wentz] has been my best friend -- over 10 years. Burning Empires satisfies a heavier, more pissed off side of me that has been waiting to come out, and the politics of the band are so important to me. They're issues for which I've wanted to have a musical outlet for years.
Check out the track via Spin.