Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Says Danny Elfman’s ‘Batman’ Effort Got Him Into Music

In a recent interview with NME, Fall Out Boy members took a deep dive into their career, influences, and latest album, ‘So Much (For) Stardust.’ A highlight of the conversation came when Patrick Stump, the band’s lead singer, and guitarist, opened up about the impact Danny Elfman‘s music had on his own creative journey.

Fall Out Boy, known for their energetic pop-punk sound, has evolved over the years, experimenting with various styles and genres. Their latest album, ‘So Much (For) Stardust,’ is no exception. As Stump shared in the interview, Elfman’s influence can be heard throughout the album, particularly in the track ‘I Am My Own Muse.’

Patrick Stump has long admired Danny Elfman’s work, with the iconic composer’s music being a driving force behind Stump’s own entry into the world of music with his work in 1989’s Batman. He explained that Elfman’s influence has been present in his compositions from the very beginning, but it’s become more apparent in Fall Out Boy’s most recent album.

Stump passionately stated:

He’s been an influence forever. I’m a musician almost exclusively because of 1989’s Batman because it’s Danny Elfman and Prince. I watched that movie a billion times, and I soaked up that score. That was a huge, huge influence on me, and I feel like everything branches off from that. Now it’s more overt in that it’s orchestra, but it’s always been there.”

As Fall Out Boy continues to create music, fans can look forward to hearing the ongoing influence of Danny Elfman and other artists who have shaped the band’s unique sound. With ‘So Much (For) Stardust’ as a testament to their ever-evolving style, it’s clear that the group remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of their music while staying true to their roots.