It may be much better to face these kinds of things with a sense of poise and rationality, but Panic! At The Disco fans could not contain themselves when the group released the video for “Death of a Bachelor” on Thursday.
The entirely black and white video features frontman Brendon Urie center stage at a jazz club for a solo performance of the title track from the band’s forthcoming album. Urie channels Frank Sinatra while crooning the part jazz pop, part slow jam ballad. “When you think of me, am I the best you’ve ever had?” Urie asks before showcasing his falsetto.
“Death Of A Bachelor is in honor of those times I spent alone as a kid,” he wrote on Facebook when announcing P!ATD’s fifth record in October. “Allowing music to consume me. Playing everything myself just to get the idea right and out of my head. It’s a beginning to a new era. And an homage to how it all began. This album is me. Running to the piano. Building a drum kit. Strumming a guitar.”
Panic! At The Disco has also released videos for singles “Victorious,” “Emperor’s New Clothes,” and “Hallelujah,” all off the upcoming set.
Watch Urie do his best imitation of Ol’ Blue Eyes in the “Death of a Bachelor” video, above.
Death of a Bachelor drops Jan. 15.