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Panic! At The Disco Get Introspective On ‘Local God’: Look + Listen

Appearing on the band’s forthcoming seventh studio album, Viva Las Vengeance, Panic! At the Disco drop their new song titled “Local God.”

From the album scheduled for an 8.19 release on Fueled by Ramen/DCD2 Records, front man Brendon Urie uses the new song to reflect on the band’s beginnings and their rise as he sings “We signed a record deal at 17/Hated by every local band.” “They say we never paid our dues/But what does that mean when money never changes hands?/It’s 2021 and I’m Almost Famous/You never really cared about that.” And during the single’s chorus, Urie distinguishes fame from being locally adored, contemplating the meaning of success and how it depends on one’s perspective “Local God/You’ll live forever as a local God/It’s even better than the thing you’re not.”

In a statement about the new Panic! At The Disco LP, Brandon said “Viva Las Vengeance is a look back at who I was 17 years ago and who I am now with the fondness I didn’t have before. I didn’t realize I was making an album, and there was something about the tape machine that kept me honest.”

“Local God” follows previously released album songs “Middle of a Breakup” and the title track and Viva Las Vengeance is the pop/rock band’s first full length since 2018’s Pray for the Wicked

On August 28 Panic! at the Disco will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards and on August 19 will participate in the summer concert series for Today on NBC-TV before starting a world tour on September 8 at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.

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Author: Al Denté

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