Get ready for Panic! At The Disco to take you to church with their cover of the rock genre gospel “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Panic! gave their best go at one of Queen's greatest hits on their recent The Gospel Tour, which featured songs from past albums as well as music from 2013’s “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die.”
Their latest album was certainly a departure from the norm with the band having grown out of their vaudevillian rock sound, and instead offering more synthpop and dance tracks. In spite of the style shift, they have maintained much of the energy associated with their typically theatrical stage performances.
Their sound isn't the only thing that's changed, though. Panic! At The Disco may also not look like the tragedy writers you once knew. For a period the band merely consisted of lead singer Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith, after having dropped and swapped a few members since the 2006 breakout A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. This included the loss of co-founder and lead guitarist Ryan Ross.
During the changeover these Las Vegas natives played with quite a few musical styles and officially added bassist Dallon Weekes to the band. It was an addition that helped settle Panic! rather effortlessly into their current alternative rock and electronica sound.
If you aren’t a regular listener you might be surprised to find their cover pretty good. The band’s hardcore fanbase on the other hand are floating (and gloating) in "Rhapsody" glory.
The cover has been highly requested amongst fans for years, due in part to lead singer Brendon Urie’s vocal range and the band’s musical tone. The fans finally got their wish and now they’ve passed that gift on to you. You’re welcome.
Watch Panic! At The Disco nail their cover of the classic rock opera "Bohemian Rhapsody" below.