Now that Panic! at the Disco’s new album is officially out, the group is celebrating by releasing a brand new music video. On Friday (June 22), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed the music video for “Hey Look Ma, I Made It.” The three-minute clip begins with Panic! frontman Brendon Urie in what looks to be a bathroom inside of a house. Decked in his signature gold blazer, the frontman leans down to splash water on his face, but when he straightens, his reflection is replaced by a puppet version of himself alla “Avenue Q. ”
The video follows puppet Urie as he says goodbye to his parents and heads out to Hollywood in a van to find success. The viewer follows along as he heads to a record label to sign his soul away in order to fulfill his dream. Throughout the clip, we watch as he gets the success he so much craves by appearing on the cover of magazines, attending award shows, and getting notoriety. But like with many Hollywood stories, there is always a dark side to fame.
The viewer watches as puppet Urie gets involved in drugs, alcohol, women, etc. While all this is going on in his life, human Urie appears to his puppet persona in an attempt to get him to snap out of his destructive behavior. The end of the video though, is the part that many viewers may take to heart. It addresses the subject of what it really means to “make it” especially when others are using you for their benefit.
Watch the music video for “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” above.
“Hey Look Ma, I Made It” will join previously released tracks “King of the Clouds,” “High Hopes,” “(F**k A) Silver Lining,” and “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” on Panic! at the Disco’s recently released record, Pray for the Wicked.
In support of the new album, the band will kick off the first leg of their Pray for the Wicked North American tour next month. The trek will begin on July 11 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and conclude a little over a month later on Aug. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in the group’s hometown of Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be found here.