Panic! At the Disco endeared itself to many a young boy and girl who went to high school in the aughts, and now the pop rock band is following in Fall Out Boy's footsteps and mounting a comeback.
The band behind double platinum singles like "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" has released a new single and music video, titled "Miss Jackson" (no relation to OutKast's "Ms. Jackson," sadly). The song features LoLo, and its strident drums and Brendon Urie's semi-creepy/mostly spoken vocal style should be familiar to fans of the band. Fun!
Katrina Bowden of "30 Rock" fame stars in the music video. "Miss Jackson" is the lead single off "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!" The comeback album is set for an Oct. 8 release on Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance. Here's what the band's press release has to say about the album:
Produced by Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, Weezer), “TOO WEIRD TO LIVE, TOO RARE TO DIE!” sees the band paying homage to their Las Vegas roots via a glittery sonic approach inspired by their ever-increasing collection of vintage and modern synthesizers. While jam-packed with high-energy songs like “Vegas Lights” and “Nicotine,” the album also features Urie’s most open and introspective songwriting to date, with highlights including the tender paean that closes the collection, “The End Of All Things.” Simultaneously celebratory and cathartic, “TOO WEIRD TO LIVE, TOO RARE TO DIE!” is Panic! At The Disco at their distinctive best – personal, potent, and utterly irresistible.
Or, as Urie says: “I had these sounds in my head. I just had to figure out how to get them out. So I just kept writing, writing, and writing until eventually we had all these songs and I was like, ‘This is it. This is the record I want to make.’ I knew it would happen, and finally it’s here.”
Panic! is heading out on tour with Fall Out Boy this August and September.