On March 21, 2018, the American rock band Panic! At The Disco released two new songs, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “Silver Lining.” Both of these songs will be featured on their upcoming album, “Pray For The Wicked” which will be released on June 22, 2018.
Both of the songs sound great. With their upbeat and unique tones, any fan of Panic! will likely enjoy these songs. I have listened to “Say Amen” half a dozen times each day this weekend and honestly can’t get enough.
Some will love the action and blood and some won’t be able to get even half way through it. The video is certainly not for the light-hearted or easily nauseated but a great video for others. While most of their videos are portrayed as dark and creepy, “Emperor’s New Clothes” and “This Is Gospel” (which some fans believe to be a sequel for “Say Amen”) being prime examples, Panic! took it to the next level with this music video.
Despite the slow beginning of the video, the pace quickly picks up. The producers don’t show the violence in a discrete way where some blood spatters on the wall to imply it. The butcher knives are seen going straight through skulls, and dead bodies are featured at every turn. These moments are what make this video so difficult to watch, making viewers’ stomachs turn and faces flinch at what they are saying.
No one else could pull this video off like Brendon Urie. Seeing Brendon successfully take on all of the burglars single-handedly like no big deal is certainly a fun moment for most Panic! At The Disco fans. While it may be nauseating and even traumatizing for some viewers, P!ATD fans that can stomach all of the blood and gore can’t help but smile and even laugh at how awesome and hard-core Brendon is in this video.
Now, for any other band, this video would have seemed like too much because of everything going on and the long introduction, but Panic! is not just any other band. With three and a quarter million youtube views after the first weekend, fans evidently do like the video.
Tickets and the album for Pray For The Wicked go for presale on March 29, and fans are waiting in anticipation to see what else Panic! has in store.