Band confirm they have made a short film with longtime collaborator Shane Drake.
Panic! At The Disco have revealed to Rock Sound they have wrapped up a short film made with director and long-time collaborator Shane Drake, set to include snippets of four songs from their upcoming (and fully awesome) third record, ‘Vices & Virtues’.
“We’ve had the idea for a while – not to shoot a full video, but shoot a short montage of songs from the record and put a little story together,“ explains frontman Brendon Urie.
Having worked with the band on the majority of their previous videos, including breakthrough hit ‘I Write Sins, Not Tragedies’ and recent single ‘The Ballad Of
Mona Lisa’, returning to Drake was a no-brainer for the duo. “Shane is just so awesome to work with, he is unlike any director we’ve known,” chirps Urie. “He really pushes us to come up with some crazy ideas and try to work it in with whatever budget we have.”
Certainly their most ambitious video project to date, Urie promises it’s going to be full of all the theatrics we’ve come to expect from the band.
“It’s something we’ve never done before. We love the music, but under that we want to make things as dramatic and theatrical as possible. There’s dancing, there’s choreography and a lot of cool little surprises. We can’t wait to show you guys!”
‘Vices & Virtues’ is released through Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen on March 22. The band play the following UK dates after the release:
28 - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre
29 - NORWICH Waterfront
30 - MANCHESTER Academy 2
02 - GLASGOW Garage
03 - BIRMINGHAM Library
04 - LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
He's on the cover with his mate Pete this month, s we caught up with Brendon Urie a few weeks back to give us an overview of what it's like to share shelfspace with the man that, for a large part, helped shape him.
Brendon Urie + Pete Wentz, SikTh, Beartooth, Bury Tomorrow, The Amity Affliction, The Word Alive, Mallory Knox and more - head down to your supermarket, newsagent or WHSmith and grab the new issue today!