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It's a new look, new solo career and new song for Stump who describes his upcoming album 'Soul Punk' as the product of a whole "mess of influences" from '70s fusion jazz and experimentalism to political punk to '80s pop. New single 'This City' is a prime example of a multi-genre fusion.
With the help of fellow Chicagoan Lupe Fiasco, Stump sings about his Chi-Town pride. Stump explains the origins of his collaboration with Lupe, "Before [Lupe's album] 'Food & Liquor' came out he and I were talking about working on something together." "I ended up producing the song 'Little Weapon,' for his 'The Cool' record. I actually wrote the hook for 'This City' with him in mind before I decided to use it for 'Soul Punk'," Stump admits.
Listen to Patrick Stumps' 'This City' feat. Lupe Fiasco.