Last night, Panic! at the Disco released their new song “Hallelujah” on their website. The song is both a thank you and a bit of reassurance that Panic! at the Disco as a band is still kicking. On April 2, 2015, former drummer Spencer Smith announced that he was officially leaving the band, leaving lead singer Brendon Urie as the last standing original member.
“Hallelujah” is a strong return for the band—the last time they released new music was October 2013’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare To Die! I’d argue that this latest track sound more like Panic! than several of the songs on their fourth studio album.
Listen to the song here:
Here’s an excerpt from Urie’s note to the fans on the band’s official website:
First off, thank you. Thank you for always being there. For speaking your mind. For following what you believe. For allowing me to grow. For granting me the opportunity to live my dream. Words simply can’t express my full appreciation and gratitude for you.
As I begin what feels like a new chapter of my life, I’m filled with immense excitement and a fresh sense of hope. I’ve seen this band through every phase, every change, every hardship. And yet my appreciation and love grows with every breath.
So I lift my arms in praise of your greatness. YOU are great. YOU are beautiful. YOU are talented, and smart, and kind, and loving, and generous, and simply amazing.
And you make me want to scream “HALLELUJAH!” from the top of my lungs with every bit of fervor and strength I possess. And I invite you to join me as you have over and over again.
I’m crossing my fingers that this release means there’s a new album on the way, and that the rest of it is as good as “Hallelujah.”
Download “Hallelujah” on iTunes here.
Download “Hallelujah” on Amazon here.
Listen to “Hallelujah” on Spotify here.