Former Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump stopped by the Rolling Stone offices for a mostly acoustic performance featuring three new songs from his forthcoming solo album, Soul Punk. He did, however, also receive a little help from a friend on fretless bass for this cover of Tom Waits’ “Step Right Up.” Watch it below.
As for the new material, Stump said some of it is actually “pretty old.”
“There are definitely a lot of songs that I had been writing, especially the ones that I was playing today that I’d been writing during the band (Fall Out Boy),” says Stump in the interview with RS. “I’ve been writing songs as long as I can remember more or less. It’s kind of the same thing when I look at Joe’s band, The Damned Things. He was writing all of those songs. He would play me those songs as demos for Fall out Boy. He’d be like, ‘What do you think of this part?’ I’d be like, ‘It’s awesome, but it’s like a hard rock song.’ That’s kind of the thing. There were songs that I would write and the way the band worked, my lyrics just didn’t fit. That was kind of one of the things. There’s plenty that I will be playing that are pretty old. Some predate the band actually.”
For more from the interview, visit rollingstone.com.