Oldie, but goodie, Panic! at the Disco released their new single, “Hallelujah,” on Monday, April 20, and it is truly amazing.
This band has impressed me for a long time, and this song definitely continues that streak. It is catchy, upbeat and satisfying.
“Hallelujah” starts off with the lead singer and genius himself Brendon Urie yelling the phrase, “A moment you’ll never remember and a night you’ll never forget,” and if that does not get you pumped for the rest of the song, then I do not know what will.
The lyrics pour in and Urie explains how he got caught cheating. At first, I was surprised that Urie could cheat on his beautiful wife, Sarah, but then he continues on about how he feels bad. I mean, I give him props about being honest.
“When I heard the first verse about him cheating, I was taken back a bit. Brendon Urie, the man who wrote a song about his wife, is now explaining that he cheated on her? Wow. But the rest of the song is amazing. I’ve never been so proud,” says freshman Simrin Hayer.
Now, the moment I have been waiting for arrives – the chorus rolls in and it hits me harder than a bat hits a baseball. I was so out of breath and speechless at how catchy and awesome Urie’s voice was that I did not even understand what he was saying besides “Hallelujah.” By this time, I did not know whether I was dead or alive.
Just when you thought that you could calm down, Urie sings another verse about his cheating by explaining that he was drunk and that she (his wife) should not think about all of the bad that he did. It then follows with a beautiful and unexpected high note.
“That high note took me to heaven and back down to Earth. Brendon never disappoints me at all,” says freshman Emily Carvalheiro.
Urie follows with the pre-chorus again, but there’s a twist – he screams it. It was the best thing I have ever heard in my whole entire life, and I felt like I was risen from death. Congratulations, Urie, you have officially brought me back to life.
The whole song was catchy, the lyrics were deep, and when you listen to it with both earbuds in, it takes you to a whole new world. (Believe me, I know.)
Panic! at the Disco has been in the game for a while, so they know how to impress people and (emotionally) kill their fans. I give this song a billion thumbs up and hope for more like this from them.
Although past drummer Spencer Smith left the band, I am still looking forward to their future works. A single usually leads to an album, so it is great to see my boys getting back into the game again.
Who knows, maybe at the end of the future album, I’ll be permanently (emotionally) dead.
What did you think of “Hallelujah”? What do you expect for Panic! at the Disco’s future works?