Release Date: Jun 22, 2018
Record label: Fueled by Ramen Records
Brendon Urie brings buckets of sass and drama to his theatrical, glamorous sixth album under the guise of Panic! At The Disco Words: Dannii Leivers Who would have thought that, of all the mid-noughties scenesters with serrated-fringes and smeared eyeliner, Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie would emerge as emo's true eccentric and master of reinvention? Over the last decade, Panic! have taken on various guises: the cabaret pop-punk starlets (2005’s ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’, lysergic Beatles enthusiasts (2008’s ‘Pretty. Odd’) and pop-rock synth-wielders (2013’s ‘Too Weird to Live, Too Rare To Die!’), while shedding members like they were going out of fashion. By 2016, the band had been reduced to a Brendon Urie solo project.
When an album opens with a track titled ‘(Fuck A) Silver Lining’, it’s probably safe to assume it’s not going to be a shy and retiring ride. Unsurprisingly, then, Panic! At The Disco’s latest - Brendon Urie’s sixth album in all - is anything but. Building on the bombast of last album ‘Death Of A Bachelor’, Brendon seems to have again chucked just about everything’s he got at it.