Thumbs Up: Death of a Bachelor

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Thumbs Up: Death of a Bachelor

Susie Sutherland, Staff Writer

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We all remember being in middle school, jamming to our favorite “emo” songs on the radio. “Sugar We’re Goin Down” by Fall Out Boy, “American Idiot” by Green Day, and especially the creepy circus-themed song “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” by Panic! At The Disco.

When asked if they remember the old pop-punk band, most respond with “I remember them!” and “they still make music?”

Yes, everyone. Brendon Urie’s one-man-band is still at it; recently introducing their newest album on January 25th, titled “Death Of A Bachelor.” This album has a very jazzy, Frank Sinatra vibe, along with Urie’s creative and not so typical song style. Urie is best known for changing the music theme and genre throughout his past four studio recorded albums. In his song “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage” he famously sung the lyric “swear to shake it up if you swear to listen.”

We swore to shake it up, and he definitely stuck to his word.

The first single and song for Death Of A Bachelor is called “Hallelujah,” a song reminiscing on his party days and how he became the successful artist he is now.

“I wanted to touch on that and make it a point to recognize our fans and just how much of my work, my job, is my religion. Touring is my religion. Music is all-encompassing—my religion. So, I wanted to celebrate that,” he recalled in an article about the song.

This album features many different songs; no two could be compared. With a slow and mellow song like “Impossible Year,” and an upbeat and fun song like “Victorious,” the album truly has a song for every emotion a hormonal teenager could go possibly go through.
If you haven’t listened to P!ATD since middle school, this album is a great way to look back on the good old days of early 2000’s pop-punk and look at just how far it’s come. You can listen to the full album here.

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