Panic! at the Disco’s newest song ‘Miss Jackson’ is a bit different from what I’m used too. Granted, I haven’t really listened to Panic! since Pretty. Odd.
The new single is off their upcoming album “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!”
First thing I noticed about this song was it was a lot more grit than pop. The band has defiantly grown, matured and been a little beaten up by the world.
I’ll admit I didn’t listen to their last album…So sue me… but I do like this new song, and it makes me look forward to their new album.
Panic, who is still on Fueled By Ramen, will be playing a free show in Boston on August 1st. This makes me pretty happy, I love free shows and I never got to see Panic! when I was into, mostly their first album.
The song is pretty much about a one night stand, and how crappy it can feel to be stuck out on in the middle of the night as Brendon Urie,lead singer and guitarist for Panic!, explained in an MTV news interview.
“‘Miss Jackson’ is about something that actually happened to me when I was younger. I hadn’t really talked about it, and I felt that if I didn’t, I would keep thinking about it, it would drive me crazy,” Urie said. “When I was younger, I would mess around; I’d sleep with one girl one night, sleep with her friend the next night, and not care about how they felt, or how I made them feel. And then it happened to me and I realized ‘Wow, that’s what that feels like? I feel really sh—y,’” said Urie.
The whole album is going to be a fun, but dark experience.
“The songs I was writing came from me seeing Vegas in a new light; I mean, when we left Vegas, we were 17, 18 and we were pretty bitter because we couldn’t do all the things everyone else could. We couldn’t play gigs, we weren’t allowed in the bars, so we were pissed off,” he said. “But in the past couple years I’ve visited Vegas quite a bit, and I started doing things I never thought I would do, like going out to clubs, and for some reason that really struck a chord with me. People go there to lose themselves in the moment, and drop their guard, and it hit me in a way. Like, ‘Wow, I want to do that. I want to make music like that, that moves people, that’s a party, that makes you feel good.‘”
“There’s some glitz, some glamour, but there’s also the dingy, old Vegas side to the music,” he added.
The title “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!” is taken from the Hunter S. Thompson, classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, so the darker and gritty tons of the new album as well as some of the fun parts fit.
There has been some rumors that there was turmoil in the band, with Urie being the only one featured in the single art work as well as press photos, but according to Urie, he just loves the spot light.
“I love being the center of attention, I’m shameless about it. And being the lead singer, everyone thought it made sense, for me to be front and center,” Urie said. “It felt right, since I was so close to these songs, but everything is great [within the band]. We’ve been working on the songs, writing for a year and a half, and this is the exciting part, when you get out of the studio and get ready to show everything to people.”