Panic! at the Disco‘s 2013 album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, was an ode to the rock band’s hometown of Las Vegas. On Death of a Bachelor, out Friday, singer Brendon Urie celebrates his home of the last eight years, Los Angeles. Above, see Urie discuss his love for the city in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“It’s a love letter to L.A.,” Urie says of not only the album, but also of “LA Devotee,” his favorite track on the record. “The album cover of Death of a Bachelor is me on my roof of my backyard, so that’s my place where I spend most of my time writing. It’s very symbolic of where I’m at, personally and musically.”
For the song’s visuals, Urie wanted to go beyond typical images of Los Angeles like the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard and focus instead on the town’s creativity.
Previously, Urie had shared with RS his appreciation for Weezer and Rivers Cuomo, who co-wrote Panic! at the Disco single “Victorious.” Both clips are part of a longer interview with the frontman to be posted on the site later this week.