I know the kids on myspace had negative feedback, and said the band was "selling out" and such. but they aren't the real fans anyways.
I personally think this song is awesome. Sure, it doesn't sound like every other Red Jumpsuit Apparatus song we've heard before, but that doesn't make it not good. Besides, nobody wants to make an album where 3 or 4 songs in, you already feel like you've heard the whole thing. It has a different sound that's pulled off extremely well. And just as important, we know they're the same band they've always been.
RJA has always called themselves a rock and roll band, and this song, is very rock and roll.
To listen to You Better Pray and then Pen and Paper is even more amazing. The fact that both sounds are going to be on one album is so cool. I can't wait to hear what else is going to be in the mix.