Panic! at the Disco… Say Amen
*WARNING* The video could be a trigger for those who cannot do gore!
(like my best friend)
I don’t know about anyone else but I love Brendon Urie. I have been listening to them since I wrote sins came out back when I was in middle school. I love how their sound changes with every album. So when Brendon kept dropping hints on his instagram about something big coming… I was excited. Everytime my notification popped up that he posted something new… I was there watching. Its so bad that I already preordered the album.
And album that doesn’t come out til June.
I mean that is way too long to wait. But I did anyway and I ordered a PATD hoodie too because who doesn’t A.) love hoodies and B.) love band merch.
He also released the dates of his upcoming tour. But unfortunately, they will be here one day before I have to go to Charlotte for the Warped and thats just too much driving because both places are about an hour to 2 hour drive from my home and its a lot of money to be spending on concerts ;(
So when I found out he had a music video out for Say Amen (Saturday night) I knew that I had to go ahead and watch it. But I didn’t decide to write a review about it til about the 100th time of watching it because I couldn’t really critique it in a bad manner because I was so in awe. PATD has out done themselves again. Brendon is pure genius. and oh so talented.
Ok so when I preordered the album I got 2 songs free which are Say amen and F*$# a silver lining. I had kids in the car so I couldn’t listen to the one with profanity in almost every stanza. So I listened to say amen almost the whole way home. And when he hit that high note…..I couldn’t help but say ‘damn’ it was so beautiful and pure and amazing. This beautiful man has some amazing chops.
So here we go.
The video opens up with a breaking news story that this ancient artifact, known as the devils key, has been stolen. And this key is worth so much. And I think the name of the key has something to do with why he turns into the demonic person in a prior song….Emporer new clothes…
So we go from seeing the news to just hearing in the background of this house while these men, in all black and ski masks, break into this house. They’re all waking towards this door where there is water running. The water stops. The door opens. And out comes Brendon (eep) and he is unphased that these guys are here.
Literally. Not even a flinch. Instead he texts his ‘girlfriend’ that he’ll need 30 minutes before she can come.
Now this seems like it’ll have a cool little fight sequence. PG maybe PG13. There isn’t anything really gory in music videos.
Well, obviously Brendon Urie has had conversations with Quentin Tarantino because what I thought would be a simple choregraphed but not anything too bloody dance fight turned into a scene out of Kill Bill. I mean someone gets a sword stuck in their skull. he cuts someone’s hand off and slams another guys head into the butcher knife. It is crazy. I mean they explored a lot of different ways to kill someone.
It is straight gore.
Ok so they’re dead.
and the doorbell rings
its the girlfriend.
And they get hot and heavy pretty fast.
But how is the dead people not affecting their uhm foreplay?
But then Brendon starts taking his shirt off and the girl see’s the key.
She wants it.
And she kicks Brendon in the balls right as he hits the high note
as in this is why his voice goes so high which is pretty funny.
But she starts to punch him and her form is so flipping wrong it looks so bad. but then she hits him with a bat.
And stills the key
as he is laying down on the ground dying. You hear the sirens in the back ground and at the end you hear the heartbeat.
The same heart beat that is at the beginning of This Is Gospel.
Okay I know I should have probably reviewed the lyrics but the video was just so amazing.
so heres the link for the video Maybe I’ll do the lyrics next if ya’ll want.