Speaking to Rock Sound, friend and labelmate Wentz described ‘Pray For The Wicked’ as “like ‘Death Of A Bachelor’ on steroids”.
Wentz pointed to Panic! frontman Brendon Urie’s recent role in Broadway play Kinky Boots as having an impact on the album.
“From doing Broadway and stuff he’s figured out who he was and amplified it,” Wentz said. “The songs are, like, bonkers. And I think he did some stuff with [American DJ] Dillon Francis and it’s like… bonkers.”
Panic! recently revealed their album’s lead single, ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night)’. See its video beneath.
Speaking about the new album, Urie has said: “After being away in New York for months doing Kinky Boots, I just wanted to hang out at home when I got back to LA. I was so revved up that I asked some friends to come over to my home studio to help me write about all the incredible things I’ve experienced the last couple of years.”
“‘Pray For The Wicked’ is my ‘thank you’ to our fans and the most fun I’ve ever had making album.”
Check out the album’s tracklist below:
- (Fuck A) Silver Lining
- Say Amen (Saturday Night)
- Hey Look Ma, I Made It
- High Hopes
- Roaring 20s
- Dancing’s Not A Crime
- One Of The Drunks
- The Overpass
- King Of The Clouds
- Old Fashioned
- Dying In LA