Brendon Urie has done it again, with the Panic! At The Disco frontman previewing another example of his foray into the world of metal.
Cast your mind back to 2005 for a moment and you might recall the furious mash-up of genres that featured on the first album from Panic! At The Disco.
While A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out showcased sounds borrowed from the emo, electronic, punk, alt-rock and even baroque pop side of things, few fans would have thought the group might one day dip into the heavier genres.
As the years have gone on, the chart success of Panic! At The Disco has continued, meaning that when Brendon Urie revealed last year he was eager to do a metal album, few thought that the ‘High Hopes’ singer was serious.
Back in August though, Urie previewed an example of the sort of heavy music he had been working on, with fans shocked – but ultimately not surprised – to hear that the diverse vocalist had dipped his toes into the pool of guttural vocals and crushing riffs.
Now, he’s at it again, sharing his latest metal track for fans via Twitch after reaching USD $75,000 in donations for his Highest Hopes Foundation.
Check out the latest metal song from Brendon Urie:
This new tune is a little bit different to the last one though, with Brendon Urie tackling both the clean and unclean portions of the vocals. While he digs deeps for the verses, the chorus features his soaring pipes on full display, showing fans that there’s still a bit of his classic sound on full display.
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Speaking to Rock Sound last year, Urie explained that he was hoping his material would head down the heavy road at some point.
“I always feel as though I need to be more diverse,” he explained. “I still have so many different things that I want to do, particularly in terms of genres.”
“I want to do a metal project in particular. I actually just played something for my band mates recently – we have an old song called ‘The Calendar’ and I made a metal version of it from years back. It’s like 90 seconds long and is really fun.”
At this stage, it’s not clear when we’ll get the full-length version of the new track available for our casual listening pleasure, or even if the tune will carry the Panic! At The Disco name when it finally drops.
Whatever the case, we’re just furious that Brendon Urie continues to be so effortlessly good at literally everything he does.