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Albums Of The Week: Panic! At The Disco | Viva Las Vengeance

Brendon Urie ups the ante by adding ’70s rock & ’80s pop into his arena-sized emo.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Panic! At The Disco’s seventh studio album Viva Las Vengeance shows a change in process for frontman/songwriter Brendon Urie, having cut everything live to tape in Los Angeles alongside his friends and production partners Jake Sinclair and Mike Viola.

The cinematic musical journey is about the fine line between taking advantage of your youth, seizing the day and burning out. The songs take an introspective look into his relationship with his decade plus career including growing up in Las Vegas, love, and fame.

Viva Las Vengeance is a look back at who I was 17 years ago and who I am now with the fondness I didn’t have before,” says Urie. “I didn’t realize I was making an album and there was something about the tape machine that kept me honest.”

Viva Las Vengeance marks the first new music from Panic! At The Disco since the 2018 release of their chart-topping, RIAA-certified platinum-selling Pray For The Wicked, highlighted by the quintuple-platinum smash hit High Hopes, which simultaneously hit No. 1 across three different radio formats and broke the Billboard record for most weeks atop the Hot Rock Songs chart. The track was nominated for Top Rock Song at the Billboard Music Awards as well as Favorite Pop Rock Song at the AMAs. The album also featured platinum smashes Hey Look Ma, I Made It, and Say Amen (Saturday Night). The band’s 2019 sold-out Pray For The Wicked arena world tour sold over a million tickets and received critical praise.