Band debut first new material since 2013 and the departure of drummer Spencer Smith
Panic! At The Disco have returned with new song ‘Hallelujah’, their first new song since 2013.
The song is believed to be from a new Panic! At The Disco album, their first since fourth album ‘Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!’ was released two years ago. ‘Hallelujah’ can be downloaded on iTunes now.
Brendon Urie posted the song alongside a note for his “fellow sinners” which sees the frontman signify that he is approaching a new stage in his life.
“As I begin what feels like a new chapter of my life, I’m filled with immense excitement and a fresh sense of hope,” he wrote. “I’ve seen this band through every phase, every change, every hardship. And yet my appreciation and love grows with every breath.”
This “new chapter” is possibly a reference to the band’s recent loss of drummer Spencer Smith, who quit the band earlier this year.
Smith broke the news to fans in a lengthy blog post on the band’s official website in March.
In 2013, Smith pulled out of tour dates in America after revealing that he was struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.
Panic! At The Disco released ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!’ in 2013. The band’s debut album ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’ came out in 2005 and was followed up by ‘Pretty. Odd’ in 2008. A third album, ‘Vices & Virtues’, was released in 2011.