Don’t panic, Death of a Bachelor doesn’t disappoint

Kayci RIggs, Copy Chief

Panic! At The Disco has been capturing the hearts of young girls and boys ever since the release of their first studio album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out in 2005. With the new release of their fifth album Death Of A Bachelor, fans have been introduced to another new era of music.

One of the things Panic! is known for is changing their style with each album, and fans are never less than satisfied, especially not with this one.

This is the first album that has been written and produced by Brendon Urie and other production members, but no other band members. Earlier in 2015, member Spencer Smith officially left the band and member Dallon Weekes remains only a touring member.

However, the album certainly doesn’t disappoint. The first song released was Hallelujah back in April 2015. When the song first came out, fans were overjoyed, even though there was no word of a new album. It has an interesting sound, but a style of lyrics and a voice we had come to love a long time ago.

In Sept. 2015, Death of A Bachelor was released during an Apple Music Broadcast and I have to say, that song remains one of my favorites, even now that the whole album has been released. It’s very Sinatra-esque, something that Urie himself has commented on, and something that I think Urie’s voice seems almost meant for. The music video is as beautiful as the vocals, which is no easy feat in my book.

One of my other personal favorites is Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time, which was the last single released before the entire album. It has such a good beat to it, and memorable lyrics that are so easy to connect to and sing along with. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve already jammed out to this song in my car multiple times.

Other personal favorites include Victorious and Crazy=Genius, but let’s be honest, they’re all amazing. There’s no disputing that Urie has a gift, not only for writing songs that the fans will love, but also for a voice that you can never get out of your head. Every line is delivered so perfectly.

When I first started listening to Panic! At The Disco, I never expected for the band to last this long. The members were constantly leaving and changing and so was their sound, but I couldn’t be happier with the way things turned out, and I hope their success continues to grow because I don’t think I can live without any more Panic! in my life.