Fall Out Boy frontman and Rolling Stone reviews critic Patrick Stump recently stopped by our New York offices to perform a trio of songs, including an incredible acoustic version of Prince’s 1979 hit “I Wanna Be Your Lover.” Stump manages to capture the same vocal heights as the Purple One’s famed falsetto on the track, which was the first major hit of Prince’s career after it appeared on his 1979 self-titled album. Stump also performed raw, intimate renditions of a pair of Folie a Deux singles — “America’s Suitehearts” and “What A Catch, Donnie,” both of which can be viewed below.
As Rock Daily reported last week, Fall Out Boy will next join Blink-182 when the punk trio’s reunion tour hits the road this summer. “When we started our band, we were like, ‘Man, that’d be so awesome to meet Blink-182,'” bassist Pete Wentz told Rock Daily. “It’s been a great stretch of headlining tours the last few years, but there’s something interesting about opening up for bands when you have to rope the audience in.” Click here for the Blink tour dates.