Brendon Urie Blends Punk with Big Band Jazz in ‘Death of a Bachelor’ Music Video – WATCH 


Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie channels crooners of bygone days in the band’s latest music video, “Death of a Bachelor.”

Also the title for Panic!’s forthcoming album, “Death of a Bachelor” sees Urie in shades of black and white playing the part of a suave, whiskey-drinking, cigarette-smoking lounge lizard not unlike Frank Sinatra. Okay, exactly like Frank Sinatra.

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Urie told Billboard of his infatuation with Old Blue Eyes, “I would have loved to see Sinatra in the late ’50s, early ’60s — like in the Sands in Vegas, just chain-smoking, drinking whiskey.” Speaking of Panic!’s new album, Urie says, “Sinatra creeps back in there, so there are a couple of songs I wrote trying to do like a Nelson Riddle arrangement.”

Billboard observes,

“While the subdued but swingin’ horns on [“Death of a Bachelor”] bring to mind frequent Sinatra arranger Nelson Riddle, Urie adds a stuttering beat to keep the song from being a purely throwback affair. Similarly, clipped vocal loops serve as backup voices, instead of one continuous track.

But when Urie’s voice hits those big notes with Sinatra-styled gusto, there’s no denying he’s drawing inspiration from the late legend — and, for someone who came up in the pop-punk scene, doing a surprisingly adept job at it.”

The song itself also focuses on questions of marriage, love and happiness Urie has touched on before.

Watch as punk meets big band jazz, below: