Panic! At The Disco's most recent album, Pray for the Wicked, was released all the way back in 2018. Fans have been clamoring for new music ever since. There has also been speculation on what a Panic! At The Disco album would sound like in 2021.
Recent events in the world such as COVID-19 and the BLM movement will more than likely be featured on the next album. Brendon Urie has been an outspoken activist for issues. His human rights organization, the Highest Hopes Foundation, looks to bring resources to communities that are subject to discrimination and abuse.
With heavy subjects potentially being explored, could P!ATD fans expect a heavier sound as well?
Urie revealed a metal song at a charity live stream. Since then, fans have speculated that he could be going darker in an upcoming album.
In an interview with Loudwire, Urie further expressed his desire to release metal songs:
"I always feel as though I need to be more diverse. 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.” He added, “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." The singer later narrowed his focus a bit, stating, "I want to do a metal project in particular."
The reception of the song(s) was generally positive with Panic! At The Disco fans on Twitter:
So, should Panic! At The Disco make a metal album? Well... no. Doing a full metal album might not be such a great idea. The band (now a solo act) is mostly known for doing alternative/pop-rock, so this new sound could alienate a lot of fans.
However, there does seem to be quite a bit of crossover with some fans, so a track or two would be intriguing for Urie to experiment with.
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