By Jenelle Lum, Clarion staff
Alright, no one panic, but Panic! At the Disco released their album, Death of a Bachelor, in January. In case you have no idea who this band is, they are an alternative group from Las Vegas, Nevada. They formed in 2004 and are most well-known for songs like I Write Sins Not Tragedies (2005), and Miss Jackson (2013). This is their fifth official album.
iTunes gave it a five-star rating, and I personally would too. Panic! At the Disco is one of my all-time favorite bands. I never get bored of their music and they have been a big part of my life for the past few years. Their music has a wide variety of themes and each song is a new surprise. Lead singer Brendon Urie, has a unique voice and the band’s music has a different sound than other bands. You never know what type of song they come out with. For example, Too Weird to Live Too Rare to Die! discusses where they originally came from (Las Vegas), and Emperor’s New Clothes is about how Brendon becomes a demon. I admire how they are always changing up their music and not having the same themes over and over like other artists. Ever since I heard them on the radio three years ago, when Miss Jackson was popular, I have not stopped listening to their music. I hope that they continue with what they are doing and I can’t wait for what they come out with in the future.
Death of a Bachelor was number one on Billboard’s Top 200 when it was first released in January. 169,000 albums were sold in the first week of being released. The number beat the record of their previous album Pretty. Odd., which had sold 139,000 in the first week. Death of a Bachelor features songs:Victorious, Death of a Bachelor, and my personal favorite, LA Devotee.
Panic! Is currently getting ready to tour with Weezer. They just recently came to the United States on April 14th and will be leaving on August 6th. The closest they will come to Sacramento will be the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on July 31st. Be sure to get your tickets soon! I hope that you enjoy Death of a Bachelor as much as I do and maybe even listen to their other albums too!