Since Panic! at the Disco first catapulted onto the scene with A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, the band has experienced their share of overwhelming success and group upheaval. To date they've recorded four albums and each time, they've done so as an entirely different band. And while their history is indeed a complicated one, Panic! lives on.
Their latest effort-- Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, out today-- is primarily shouldered by frontman Brendon Urie. A labor of love, Brendon explains the new album is his most personal work yet.
"The lyrics are a bit more confessional so there's a lot of honesty there... I'm just talking about things that I've really gone through which was harder for me in the past," he admits.
He adds that of the many changes the band has gone through the most positive growth has been in his songwriting and production prowness.
One thing is for certain, Too Rare to Die! is a satisfying amalgam of their pop-punk roots and '80s dance music. A feat Urie attributes to nights in his hometown of Las Vegas.
"I started realizing I wanted to make music that got people moving," he explains. "Dance like no one's watching kind of thing."
The band recently wrapped a major North American trek supporting Fall Out Boy and will embark on their own headlining tour in support of their fourth studio album, the Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! Tour next year.
For more info on the tour click here. And be sure to check out the rest of the interview above to find out how hip-hop artists like A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar inspired the album's lead single, Miss Jackson.