Panic! At The Disco Have Finally Announced A New Album
All you sinners stand up and sing HALLELUJAH! After four unbearably long months of teases, hints, and the occasional leak, Las Vegas big beat outfit Panic! At The Disco finally have a new album on the way. Although earlier reports hinted at a late 2015 release, Death Of A Bachelor is set for impact on January 15, 2016 through DCD2 and Fueled By Ramen… You know what that’s just in time for, right?
With drummer Spencer Smith having left the band in April, and bassist Dallon Weekes’ status having been relegated to ‘exclusive touring member’ shortly thereafter, Death Of A Bachelor will be the first release to cement Panic! At The Disco as the solo project of (former?) frontman Brendon Urie. It’s also worth noting that the new record seems to be a simple evolution of the soul-driven synthpop sound that 2013’s Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! ushered in. Before that, each album would explore a completely separate genre from the last – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005) was a baroque tinged pop-punk record; Pretty. Odd. (2008) tapped into their psychedelic side; and Vices & Virtues (2011) took a vaudevillian spin on alternative rock.
Taking to Facebook, Urie announced album #5 with a heartfelt message that detailed the personality behind the record:
“When I was a little kid and I heard a song I liked on tv, I would jump up and run to the piano to try and figure it out by ear. When I was 10 or 11, I built myself a drum kit in the garage made out of empty laundry detergent buckets, old lawn chairs, paint cans, and old trash cans. Around that time, my parents got me my first guitar. A baby acoustic. I jumped between all of these instruments constantly to satisfy the ideas I heard in my head. At this young age, I realized that music would play a huge part in my life. I had no idea.
‘Death Of A Bachelor’ is in honor of those times I spent alone as a kid. Allowing music to consume me. Playing everything myself just to get the idea right and out of my head. It’s a beginning to a new era. And an homage to how it all began.
This album is me. Running to the piano. Building a drum kit. Strumming a guitar.
Some things never change.
Panic! At The Disco”
To accompany the big news, Panic! have dropped the fourth single from the record – “Emperor’s New Clothes” – with a damn creepy music video to boot. The clip is a sequel to the acclaimed “This Is Gospel”, and you can check it out below.
2. Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time
4. Emperor’s New Clothes
5. Death of a Bachelor
7. LA Devotee
8. Golden Days
9. The Good, the Bad and the Dirty
10. House of Memories
11. Impossible Year
* iTunes link currently leads to artist page, but will revert to the album listing from midnight.