Panic! At The Disco’s seventh album: Title, release date, track list, collaborations and everything you need to know
4 June 2019, 17:55
Brendon Urie has started work on Panic! At The Disco’s seventh studio album but when will it be released? What will the title be? And who will feature on the record?
Just last year Panic! At The Disco released their sixth studio album ‘Pray For The Wicked’, but it doesn’t look like Brendon Urie is set to slow down any time soon. His most recent music comes in the form of Taylor Swift collaboration ‘ME!’, but after taking some time off after touring the band’s most recent album, Brendon has already offered some clues as to how work on album number seven is shaping up.
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The band have adopted a range of sounds and styles since the release of debut album ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ in 2005, but how will the new album sound? When is it likely to be released? Do we know if they’ll be any collaborations on the album yet?
Here's everything we know so far about Panic!'s next album:
When will Panic! At The Disco's next album be released?
There’s no set date for the release of Panic! At The Disco’s seventh album yet, but Brendon Urie did recently reveal that he’s already started working on some ideas for it. Speaking to Billboard in May 2019, he explained: “I’m home now and we’re taking some time off and I’m chilling and I’m streaming and I’m hanging out with my fans online and it’s amazing but I thought I would take a little more time off and I’m already starting music. Not with anything planned in mind but just working on some ideas. I can’t help myself so I don’t think it’ll be too long before another Panic record.”
The band have always released albums pretty regularly, releasing a new album approximately every two years since their first in 2005. Their last album Pray For The Wicked was released in June 2018, so there might be a bit of a wait yet. That being said, an album of some sort is definitely in the works! In the same interview, Brendon explained: “Some are two minute long just instrumentals, some are 30 second voice memos, gibberish, some are inside jokes written on napkins at bars. There’s all kinds of different stuff.”
What's the concept of the seventh album going to be?
Panic! have been pretty great music shapeshifters throughout their music career, so the short answer is - who knows!
The long answer is that Brendon explained in a recent interview with Rocksound that he wants to diversity the band’s sound. “Yes, all of the Panic albums do sound different and have their own vibe, their own aesthetic and imagery, but I still feel like I can do more. Even from song to song within one album I feel like things could change even more drastically, and maybe that’ll happen as time goes on. I still have so many different things that I want to do, particularly in terms of genres.”
Surprisingly, Brendon has expressed interest in experimenting with a metal sound. “I want to do a metal project in particular. I actually just played something for my bandmates 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. Who knows, I might even put that out on SoundCloud on a whim some time soon!” he said.
What is Panic! At The Disco's next album called?
Seeing as the album hasn’t been finished yet, it’s unlikely we’ll be getting a confirmed name any time soon.
Brendon Urie DID however joke earlier this year on Twitter that their new album would be called ‘Fanic Ot The Bisco’, after the internet tried to guess what the acronym ‘FOTB’, the title of Vampire Weekend’s latest album ‘Father Of The Bride’, stood for. We’d say there’s a 99.99% chance that’s NOT the new album title though.
Will there be any collaborations on the album?
Brendon obviously most recently collaborated with Taylor Swift on her song ‘ME!’ and has previously spoken about was a huge fan he was of the singer before he got asked to feature on the track. She’s not the only person Brendon’s got his eyes set on collaborating with yet though.
Though there’s no confirmed collaborations yet, but Brendon spoke in a recent Ask Me Anything about how he’d love to work with country musician Kacey Musgraves. “We went to a Clive Davis party a year back or two and sat at the same table – the same table as Kacey and Maren Morris. But I remember just sitting across from Kacey and me and my wife were losing it, y’know,” he explained. “I’m just a huge fan of her voice [and] her songwriting style. I think that would be really, really fun to do.”