Theatrics is one of Panic! at the Disco’s strongest suits, so being featured on the upcoming The Greatest Showman – Reimagined covers album was almost a no brainer. On Friday (Nov. 2), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed their version of the soundtrack’s opening track, “The Greatest Show.” Originally performed by Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Keala Settle, and the Greatest Showman Ensemble, Panic! at the Disco’s version is clearly their own spin on the track as frontman Brendon Urie’s soaring vocals are unmistakable during the three-minute song.
“I admire Benj and Justin’s work and applaud the groundbreaking soundtrack they created for The Greatest Showman,” Urie said in a press statement. “I’m excited I got a chance to add a little of my own theatrics to the reimagined version of ‘The Greatest Show.’”
Listen to the newly released track above.
Panic! at the Disco’s “The Greatest Show” will join P!nk’s chart-topping version of “A Million Dreams” and the “A Million Dreams (Reprise)” performed by her daughter Willow Sage Hart on the forthcoming album. Atlantic Records will reportedly release Kelly Clarkson’s version of Jenny Lind’s tearing jerking track, “Never Enough,” next Friday, Nov. 9.
In addition to P!nk, Panic! at the Disco, and Kelly Clarkson, The Greatest Showman – Reimagined will also include a special version of the album’s breakout track, “This is Me,” performed by the film’s breakout star Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott.
The covers album will also feature four bonus tracks: a capella group Pentatonix’s take on “The Greatest Show”; Craig David’s version of “Come Alive”; Kesha’s “This is Me”; and an acoustic version of “Rewrite the Stars” by the film’s star Zendaya.
The Greatest Showman – Reimagined will arrive on Nov. 16 through Atlantic Records.
Pre-orders for the forthcoming release are currently available here.
The reimagined version of the album was produced by the soundtrack’s songwriters Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.