Patrick Stump has gone solo with his new project. Currently working on his solo album Soul Punk, Stump is credited with having one of the best voices in pop punk.
Born to a folk singer father, Stump grew up in Glenview Illinois where he taught himself guitar. After playing in several Chicago hardcore bands, Stump auditioned for Fall Out Boy where he became the reluctant singer after his vocal range was discovered. In 2003, the band was signed to Island Records and their third studio album From Under the Cork Tree brought them mainstream success, led by the chart topping single “Sugar We’re Going Down.”
Fall Out Boy followed with Infinity on High which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2009, the band opened for Blink 182’s reunion tour and in 2010 the band took an indefinite break during which time Stump announced his solo project.
While the project was set for release in early 2010, it has been delayed, but Stump has played much of his solo work at SXSW 2010. Stump named his upcoming release Soul Punk because he wanted to contribute to music of both genres.