After a hiatus, Panic! at the Disco has released a new album titled Death of a Bachelor. I am a little late to the party on this one, but it really caught my attention once the music videos came out. The album exceeded my expectations, and here is my full review.
In case you don’t know, Panic! at the Disco is a pop/ alternative rock group from Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently, lead singer Brendon Urie is the only current, full time member of the band, with touring musicians with him. Death of a Bachelor is the 5th studio album of the group.
The title song is certainly one of my favorites. It’s about mid-way through the album, and changes the tone a little bit. It has more pop in it, a little classic big band feeling, and shows of Brendon’s range. It definitely stands out from the rest of the bands music, and in a good way.
This is currently the song on repeat for me. It’s fast-paced, has deep meaning behind it with a really good beat, and makes you want to sing along or dance. Seriously, I dare you to not tap your foot or move along with the music.
Emperor’s New Clothes was the first song that got me into the album, granted the music video is crazy bizarre. But the song reminded me of more classic Panic! music, which good because we don’t want a complete change, it throws the fans off. It’s more of the alt rock side of the spectrum, which makes it stand out in the album.
Later in the album, a big band sound comes in which is really interesting, such as in Crazy = Genius. There is also a Sinatra vibe in Impossible Year, which was definitely unexpected.
Have you listened to the album? It’s on Amazon stream! What’s your favorite song?