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While we were a little disappointed to hear about former Fall Out Boy member Patrick Stump’s decision to push back the release of his solo debut, Soul Punk, all has been righted with the release of his Truant Wave EP and, today, his “Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)” video.
A while back Stump released two versions of “Spotlight.” This video is for the more restrained, melancholy version of “Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)” as opposed to the more lush, up-tempo “Spotlight (New Regrets).” But there’s nothing morose about the video.
There’s been an element of celebration surrounding Stump’s entire solo endeavor. After Fall Out Boy called it quits, he’s seemed to get back in touch with what he always enjoyed about music (see the a cappella medleys he released around Grammy time). And the video for “Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)” is, in a way, a continuation on that theme of celebration.
Featured in the rather lo-fi video is footage of people doing undeniably fun things — Pogo-ing, riding BMX bikes, twirling pens, whatever. It’s about doing what you love and loving what you’re doing.
Patrick Stump’s Truant Wave is out now.