New Song: Patrick Stump, Featuring Lupe Fiasco, ‘This City’

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It’s been four months since the former Fall Out Boy frontman released his debut EP, Truant Wave, which was filled with posi-core soul-punk anthems such as “Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)” and “Big Hype,” and we couldn’t be happier that the Boy is back with a new song, featuring Lupe Fiasco.

The two collaborated years ago when Patrick Stump produced Fiasco’s song “Little Weapon,” and it looks like the rapper (and fellow Chicagoan) is returning the favor on “This City.” More soul than punk, the song is an ode to their beloved Chi-Town, highlighted by lyrics like: “You can take my picture/You can take my name/But you’re never going to take my city away.” We wouldn’t dare, Patrick.

Looks like you can take the boy out of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the boy.

Patrick Stump’s debut solo album, Soul Punk, is out later this summer.

+ Listen to Patrick Stump’s “This City,” featuring Lupe Fiasco.