Brendon Urie wants the next Panic! at the Disco album to be a heavy metal album and we're feeling very confused about it!
Panic! recently took home an Artist Of The Year trophy from the Rock Sound Awards. And well-deserved, too. With "High Hopes" they finally matched "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" in terms of mainstream pop attention. The track cracked the top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart!
So what's next? If frontman Brendon Urie has his way, the next Panic! at the Disco album might go heavy metal! He spoke with Rock Sound:
“I always feel as though I need to be more diverse... 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. Who knows, I might even put that out on SoundCloud on a whim some time soon!”
In the meantime you can listen to the album version of "The Calendar" from the band's 2011 album Vices & Virtues. Can you imagine a metal version of this?
Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group The Calendar · Panic! At The Disco Vices & Virtues ℗ 2011 Fueled By Ramen LLC for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
While artists might want to explore new genres, are fans really interested? Are you at least curious to hear what a Panic! At the Disco metal song would sound like?