Quite possibly the perfect 2011 time capsule.
It's been over seven years, and 'C'mon' still doesn't get the love and attention that it deserves. It should be a scene staple. It's everything a collaboration should be. This is the hill I will die on.
If you haven't heard of it, it's hard to blame you. 'C'mon' was released in very limited quanties on vinyl back in 2011. It's not on streaming services, and it's not on iTunes (unless you're in the US, apparently). If it wasn't for the Fueled By Ramen YouTube channel, this little piece of musical history may well have been lost to time.
For the uninitiated, 'C'mon' is the musical masterpiece co-written and performed by Panic! At The Disco and FUN., and it's an absolute banger. It's one of those rare tracks where neither band "features", it's a true collaboration between two bands. 'C'mon' is by both Panic! At The Disco AND FUN.. It's a rarity.
How did this single come to be, you ask? Well, in 2011 Panic! At The Disco were heading out on their Vices & Virtues headline tour with support from Fueled By Ramen labelmates FUN.. But before that, the two bands hit the studio together to make this piece of musical history.
They didn't even really know each other before joining forces in the studio revealed FUN. frontman Nate Ruess at the time, sharing with SPIN “We went into the session not really knowing much about the Panic! guys. But we came out, not only with what I think is a really good song, but with a couple of really great friends that we have a huge amount of respect and admiration for". A good start, given they were about to embark on a US tour together.
There's something so heartwarming about the frontmen of two different bands, singing about love together. "With everything falling down around me, I'd like to believe in all the possibilities" croons Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie. "Don't leave me to sleep all alone, may we stay lost on our way home" responds FUN.'s Nate. It's the kind of ambitious cross-over event that Marvel's Infinity War wishes it was.
The vinyl single was exclusively sold in limited quantities on the tour, with each band selling their own variant at the merch stand. Needless to say, it's difficult to get hold of these days, not forgetting that both bands having since gone on to secure GRAMMY nominations and play some of the biggest venues in the world.
And attendees of the tour were lucky in many ways- not only did they have the opportunity to buy 'C'mon', they were also treated to a live version of it every night.
Check out a live performance of 'C'mon' by Panic! At The Disco and FUN. below:
And there you have it. If you don't know, now you know.
'C'mon' is a masterpiece that is being slept on. And seven years on from its original release, that won't be stood for any longer.