Watch Panic! At The Disco Drop A Smooth Cover Of The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’
Written by Mike Hohnen on 22nd November, 2016
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Panic! At The Disco have been in fine form of late. When they aren’t reuniting on stage or teasing the release of a cult, they’re making some decent jams. The most recent of which was a cheeky flip of The Weeknd’s mega hit Starboy, going down where magic happens — the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Brandon Urie and company took to the song as though it was made for them to cover. Sticking closely to original, throwing a nice black layer of angst over the top of it, but other than that leaving it pretty much as is, which clearly yielded incredible results.
Panic stuck around for a stripped-back performance of I Write Sins Not Tragedies too, which is a fairly special moment also. They also performed Hallelujah, and you can catch clips of all three performances, below.
It’s been quite the resurgence for the previously-flailing outfit. Not only did they score some sweet real estate on the biggest sound track of the year, Suicide Squad OST, created a brilliant and unexpected collaboration with Every Time I Die, and also, somehow managed to tag the actual Will from Stranger Things for their latest video clip.
No doubt, more cool shit is to come from the band in the near future.
Watch: Panic! At The Disco – ‘Starboy’ (The Weeknd Cover)
Watch: Panic! At The Disco – ‘Hallelujah’
Watch: Panic! At The Disco – ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’