Hello gals and guys,
With the 58th Annual Grammys airing tonight, we get another glimpse into who the industry, or at least those who vote for the awards, think of the music and artist from the past year. Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eleven nominations (which I think he rightfully deserves). To Pimp a Butterfly was a great album! Take a look at the full nominee list.
Besides tonight, there’s so much to look forward to this year in music. We’ve got tours, new albums, and hopeful wishes that our favorite MIA artists will finally release new music *cough Frank Ocean*.
With that being said, the honor of the first song of the week of this year goes to Panic! at the Disco or as many or calling it “The Brendon Urie show” and his song Death of a Bachelor. The pop rock, once alternative rock, “emo” band was founded in 2004 as a quartet. Brendon is the last remaining member.
Despite the now solo role, Brendon has lost none of the flair that rocketed the lead singer and his band into the hearts of alternative, punk rock, loving teenagers of the mid 2000’s, my eighth grade heart included. The newest single sounds a little more pop than rock, but I like it. Some fans would complain that Panic’s style has changed too much but some of the other single’s, Victorious and Emperor’s New Clothes, definitely remind me of the classic Panic! style including very entertaining music videos. It’s understandable that Brendon would switch things up from time to time after twelve years.
The song has some big band vibes with the use of horns. It reminds me of a lounge or wedding singer. If the name of the song isn’t enough, you’ll have to watch the video to understand why it fits.
Panic! at the Disco’s fifth album baring the same name as the single, Death of a Bachelor, was released on January 15th. I haven’t had a chance to hear the whole album, but I like what I’ve heard so far. Congrats Brendon!
And for the dedicated Panic! fans out there, what do you think of the single, the new album? Has Brendon changed the sound too much?