Favorites is our recurring video series on the personal preferences of the pop artists who inspire us. Because the artists we love love stuff too.
As Patrick Stump is one of our favorite solo artists of 2011, we sat down with the Soul Punk singer to find out what some of his favorites things are. In our second installment of our Favorites series (head back to watch our debut video with Kelly Clarkson!), the Fall Out Boy frontman shared some of the places, people and things that makes his world go ’round.
Can you guess Patrick’s favorite way to unwind? How about his favorite new style accessory? Or his all-time favorite city? (Okay, that one might be fairly easy to guess.)
Since the 27-year-old musician’s LP is called Soul Punk, we were curious which particular soul and punk albums really made an impact on his music. “Motown is the thing that most people identify with soul,” he says, adding that Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album What’s Going On “is a near-perfect record.” As for punk, Patrick recounts, “I found a copy of The Stooges’ Raw Power in a dumpster, and it was all scratched up and sounded awesome. I think that qualifies it as a punk record, when it’s Iggy Pop and you found it in a dumpster.”
As Stump played every single instrument on his album — guitar, bass, drums, horns, keys, you name it — we had to ask him which one is his absolute favorite to jam out on. You may be surprised which one he chooses… at least more surprised than when the “This City” singer picks Chicago as his city of choice. (As that one’s pretty much a given, Patrick does provide a runner-up.)
We’d personally be more than happy to hear Patrick playing his grand piano at any time of day or night. How about you?