“Victorious” by Panic! At the Disco: Review


Since the 2013 drop of their latest album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! and their 2014 tour with Walk the Moon, rock band Panic! at the Disco has been absent from the music scene. That is until earlier this year when they released their new single Hallelujah. We didn’t hear anything new from them again until September when they released Death of a Bachelor, a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Fortunately we didn’t have to wait as long for our next Panic! fill. Their newest single, Victorious, dropped September 29.

One of the great things about Panic! at the Disco is that each album is different. Their sound ranges anywhere from the venetian touches of Vices & Virtues to the folksy rhythms and sounds of Pretty. Odd. Their singles are no exception. Death of a Bachelor upon first listen had a slow, flowing tempo,  but after hearing it again, it’s a bit quicker and is reminiscent of some of their other songs. Hallelujah has a quicker tempo and faster lyrics than Death of a Bachelor, but I actually think that the lyrics are almost as soft and flowy as Death of a Bachelor’s. In contrast, Victorious has harsher lyrics and heavier backing music. Victorious does keep with what I would consider Panic!’s traditional style in that it features a fast tempo, driving backbeats and a very catchy tune with equally catchy lyrics.

Panic! has a new LP in the works that Panic!’s frontman, Brendon Urie, says will be most reminiscent of  their 2005 debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. Urie also says that there are 10 or 11 major contenders for the the album, including Hallelujah, Death of a Bachelor and Victorious. The album release date is still unannounced.

See the video for “Victorious” below:

Source: Picture Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOxYeIq2W54