“Death of a Bachelor” exceeds expectations
Urieâ€™s jazz influences are especially highlighted in this fifth studio album. Horns smoothly intertwine with his voice in the sultry title track, while big brass elements produce swingy and catchy beats in â€śCrazy=Genius.â€ť Urieâ€™s crooning voice effortlessly soars over the simple instrumentals in â€śImpossible Yearâ€ť to create an elegant yet sorrowful ballad.
Over the years, Panic! At the Disco has bid farewell to many members and has undergone a lot of change as a result. The band has evolved from the angsty emo pop from over a decade ago to the experimental electro pop of 2013â€™s â€śToo Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die.â€ť Now, Urie brings the brassy alternative rock of â€śDeath of a Bachelorâ€ť to the table. The only constant in Panic! At the Discoâ€™s music style is change. A few tracks, such as the pop rock â€śGolden Daysâ€ť and the sorrowful love song â€śHouse of Memories,â€ť are nostalgic reminders of the bandâ€™s previous styles.
The new aspects of â€śDeath of a Bachelorâ€ť are sure to appeal to both new and old fans with its artistic fusion of jazz and alternative rock.
By Natalie Jiang, Staff writer
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