Watch Panic! at the Disco reach for the sky in ‘High Hopes’

If you had “high hopes” that Panic! at the Disco would release a music video for one of the best songs on their recently released record, then you’re in luck. On Monday (Aug. 27), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “High Hopes.” The over-three-minute clip acts as a sequel to the group’s previous music video for “Hey Look Ma, I Made It.”

The clip begins with frontman Brendon Urie stepping out a Lyft, dressed in a snazzy suit, looking around Los Angeles like some clear-eyed kid from the middle of nowhere. As he makes his way down the street, staring at all the skyscrapers around him, he bumps into people who are rushing on with their lives. As Urie reaches one particular glass skyscraper, he begins to climb the side of the building as if he were Spider-Man.

As he walks his way to the top, the camera pans to a crowd of people gathered on the ground floor, taking video of the scene. Once Urie makes it to the top, he hops on the roof and is greeted by the other members of Panic! at the Disco who are playing the tune.

If the shots of Urie on the roof surrounded by skyscrapers and a setting sun may look familiar, then you’d be onto something; it’s a recreation of the cover art for Pray for the Wicked.

“No matter how hard your dreams seem, keep going. You might even have to climb up the side of a building in downtown LA, but it’ll all be worth it at the top,” write Urie on social media.

Check out the music video for “High Hopes” above.

“High Hopes” is featured on Panic! at the Disco’s recently released record, Pray for the Wicked. The group recently wrapped up the North American leg of their Pray for the Wicked tour.

Panic! at the Disco give fans ‘High Hopes’ with new track

Panic! at the Disco have returned with yet another new song from their upcoming new studio album, Pray for the Wicked. On Wednesday (May 23), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed their brand new track, “High Hopes,” following days of teasing and cryptic posts on social media.

Taking to Twitter, frontman Brendon Urie sounded off about the new, anthemic track: “I spent too long not setting my expectations high enough, worried about how it felt to fail. I hit a point when I realized I had to aim high and fail, fail, fail in order to keep growing. This one is for all of you who helped me go for it all. I thank you.” Listen to “High Hopes” above.

“High Hopes” will join previously released tracks “(F*** A) Silver Lining” and lead single “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” on Panic! at the Disco’s forthcoming sixth studio album. Pray for the Wicked is due out on June 22 through the band’s longtime home of Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for Pray for the Wicked are available here.

In support of Pray for the Wicked’s release, the group will embark on their massive Pray for the Wicked summer tour beginning July. The tour will kick off 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 Las Vegas. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Bruce Springsteen and CBS Team Up for Album Debut


UPDATE: Stream the full album over at here.


Amazon might be to blame for leaking Bruce Springsteen’s new album two weeks early, but that doesn’t mean that the Boss is going to let that stand in the way of releasing his songs through a television network.

Today, it was announced that Springsteen’s new album will be available for download through CBS’ website, while the network will “highlight the disc’s availability on its website during a sneak preview after the January 5th episode of The Good Wife.”

The album, High Hopes, will then be available at after the broadcast on Sunday, January 5 through Monday, January 13 at 7:00 PM EST.

In support of the advance streaming through the network, three of Springsteen’s tracks will be featured on the January 12 episode of The Good Wife.

This is the first time that such a promotional stunt as been attempted. A somewhat attempt similar to this was made last year by CBS for an episode of their hit, long-running show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigators. The episode featured none of the characters speaking, much like a silent film, but rather the music of Green Day taking the narrative of the episode.

As for High Hopes, it is one of the most anticipated albums of 2014 since its initial announcement. While the album won’t feature any “brand new material,” it does feature covers, rarities, and reworking of past songs. The album is set to be released on January 14 and will feature members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine.