Panic! At The Disco promised big news come October 22nd, and they didn’t lie. In addition to announcing a new album, the band also dropped a new single along with a spooky music video. “Emperor’s New Clothes” is the latest single from the band’s upcoming 5th studio album, Death Of A Bachelor. The album will be out in January, but the song is available now.
“Emperor’s New Clothes” starts with a brief reminder of Panic! At The Disco’s 2013 single, “This Is Gospel,” but quickly delves into dark new territory. Brendon Urie fittingly announces the “end of eras” before launching into a powerful chorus about “taking back the crown.” It’s an intense song with a Halloween-ready music video filled with skeletons and a demonized Brendon. Check it out below:
Brendon also described the inspiration behind the eleven songs on Death Of A Bachelor, out on January 15th. As the songs we’ve heard from the album so far have shown, this album sounds like an even freer creative expression than Panic! At The Disco has released yet. The title track is Frank Sinatra meets Beyoncé, while “Hallelujah” sounds like a joyous church song and “Emperor’s New Clothes” is dark, manic, and sinister. The band is covering a lot of ground, and it will be exciting to hear the rest of the songs.
Death Of A Bachelor will be out on January 15, 2016. You can pre-order it on iTunes now and get instant downloads of the singles “Hallelujah,” “Victorious,” and the new “Emperor’s New Clothes.” Interestingly, the title track, which debuted in September, is not yet available for download. You can see the full track listing for Death Of A Bachelor below:
- Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time
- Emperor’s New Clothes
- Death Of A Bachelor
- Crazy = Genius
- LA Devotee
- Golden Days
- The Good, The Bad, And The Dirty
- House Of Memories
- Impossible Year
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