Patrick Stump Talks About Solo Album

Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump recently revealed details about his upcoming, currently untitled solo album. All of the instruments on the album will played by Stump with no guest performers. Stump said, “I play everything on it. And I’m kind of being very strict about that, because it’s one of those things where I’ve always wanted to do it, but also because I’ve had a lot of friends I’ve wanted to work with, and it’s sort of a nice blanket rule to work under, because then I don’t have a sea of guests [on the album]. Plus, I feel like some musicians are really good at relating to other musicians and improvising on the spot. I don’t know if that’s my strength. I’m more of an internal musician … I groove a lot better with myself than I do with other people, so it’s a different sound altogether.”

The sound that Stump speaks of is difficult to classify–even by the artist. He said, “It’s a really strange thing. I don’t know anymore. I had all these ideas, these kind of fun ideas–and a lot of people pointed to the ‘funkiness,’ and that’s definitely something that is a part of my writing–but there’s also been, since the video came out, there’s been a lot of really trying things that have happened in my personal life. And I’ve ended up having a lot of writing to do, that took on a more … cathartic thing. So it’s kind of half-and-half now–I don’t really know what record it is anymore. I could’ve told you a month ago that it was going to be more of a funk record, but now I don’t really know.”

Stump will be mixing the album in May with a desired summer release date.

-Courtesy of AP

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