Lil Dicky enlist Brendon Urie, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry, and more for ‘Earth’

When Lil Dicky claimed he had recruited a slew of big-name artists for his new song, he wasn’t kidding. On Friday (April 19), the Philadelphia-born rapper shared the music video for his environment-inspired new track, “Earth.”

The seven-minute music video begins with footage of a city with smog from cars clogging the air, giving the scenery an orangey hue. The clip shifts to a group of kids hanging out and causing mayhem in their path. As they joke around, they knock over a trash can, allowing the content to litter the floor. As they go to leave, Lil Dicky passes by and tells them to clean up the trash.

After changing some choice words, the kids take their leave, but one decides to stay behind and pick up the trash. While picking up the garbage, the kid finds a book laying there. He picks it up and takes a look inside. When he does, it transports the viewer into an animated world where all the cartoon animals (or plants) in the jungle are voiced by the musicians the rapper enlisted.

The song features Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu, Backstreet Boys, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The video concludes with Lil Dicky encouraging the viewer to “look into whatever the f*** Leonardo DiCaprio is always pushing” because if anyone knows about climate change, it would be him.

Watch the music video for “Earth” above.

“Earth” is currently available for purchase here.

In conjunction with the song’s release, the Lil Dicky launched a website to give fans more information about climate change and the different ways they can do their part to help. The profits generated from “Earth” streams and views will be donated to select groups of nonprofits that tackle issues like climate change, the energy crisis, and sustainable farming. For more information about this cause, head on over to the We Love the Earth website.

Cardi B leads 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations

Cardi B is here to remind everyone that’s she’s here to “make money move,” and her 21 Billboard Music Awards nominations are proof of that.

On Thursday (April 4), Billboard unveiled the full list of nominees for this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper leads the pack with a total of 21 nominations in several main categories like “Top Artist,” “Top Hot 100 Artist,” “Top Streaming Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” and more.

The “I Like It” rapper’s number of nominations this year puts her just shy of meeting the record-breaking amount of nominations —22— which was set by Drake and the Chainsmokers in 2017.

Following Cardi B with the most nominations are Drake and Post Malone. Both artists received a total of 17 nominations apiece. The rappers will go head-to-head in several categories including “Top Rap Artist,” “Top Billboard 200 Album,” “Top Rap Song,” and “Top Rap Male Artist.”

Behind Drake and Post Malone is Travis Scott with a total of 12 nominations. Scott will compete in many of the same categories as Cardi B, Drake, and Post Malone.

If you’re looking for who’s representing the rock and alternative genres at the Billboard Music Awards, you don’t need to look very far; there aren’t many rock bands on the list. Maroon 5 leads the “rock” genre with a total of seven nominations while Imagine Dragons come in with a total of six (double nomination in the “Top Rock Song” category).

Panic! at the Disco comes in with four nominations while Twenty One Pilots and lovelytheband are tied with two apiece.

This year, the Billboard Music Awards will feature two fan-voted categories; “Top Social Artist” and “Chart Achievement.”

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. Kelly Clarkson will host the event. Clarkson, with the help of country duo Dan + Shay, announced the full list of nominees on the “Today” show earlier in the day.

The full list of categories and their nominees can be found below.

2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top New Artist:
Bazzi
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Dua Lipa
Ella Mai

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (fan-voted):
Dan + Shay
Drake
Ariana Grande
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa

Top Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott
Ed Sheeran
XXXTentacion

Top Female Artist:
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Ella Mai
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Panic! at the Disco

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
Travis Scott
XXXTentacion

Top Hot 100 Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Juice Wrld
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Post Malone
XXXTentacion

Top Song Sales Artist:
Drake
Ariana Grande
Imagine Dragons
Lady Gaga
Post Malone

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Post Malone

Top Social Artist (fan-voted):
BTS
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande
Louis Tomlinson

Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Justin Timberlake

Top R&B Artist:
H.E.R.
Khalid
Ella Mai
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Male Artist:
Khalid
The Weeknd
XXXTentacion

Top R&B Female Artist:
H.E.R.
Ella Mai
Queen Naija

Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist:
Cardi B
Drake
Juice Wrld
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Male Artist:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B
City Girls
Nicki Minaj

Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Drake
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line

Top Country Male Artist:
Jason Aldean
Kane Brown
Luke Combs

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Shania Twain

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! at the Disco
Queen
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
The Rolling Stones
U2

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Calvin Harris
Kygo
Marshmello
Odesza
The Chainsmokers

Top Christian Artist:
Cory Asbury
Lauren Daigle
For King & Country
Hillsong Worship
MercyMe

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tori Kelly
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Marvin Sapp

ALBUM AWARDS
Top Billboard 200 Album:
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD
XXXTentacion – ?

Top Soundtrack:
13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (Various Artists)
A Star is Born (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Various Artists)
The Greatest Showman (Various Artists)

Top R&B Album:
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
H.E.R – H.E.R.
Khalid – American Teen
The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy,
XXXTentacion – 17

Top Rap Album:
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Drake – Scorpion
Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys
Travis Scott – ASTROWORLD
XXXTentacion – ?

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean – Rearview Town
Kane Brown – Kane Brown
Luke Combs – This One’s For You
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty

Top Rock Album:
Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow
Imagine Dragons – Origins
Mumford & Sons – Delta
Panic! at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked
Twenty One Pilots – Trench

Top Latin Album:
Anuel AA – Real Hasta la Muerte
Bad Bunny – X 100PRE
J Balvin – Vibras
Maluma – F.A.M.E.
Ozuna – Aura

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Clean Bandit – What is Love?
David Guetta – 7
Kygo – Kids in Love
Major Lazer – Major Lazer Essentials
The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy

Top Christian Album:
Cory Asbury – Reckless Love
Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child
For King & Country – Burn the Ships
Hillsong Worship – There is More
Zach Williams – Chain Breaker

Top Gospel Album:
Snoop Dogg & Various Artists – Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love
Aretha Franklin – Gospel Greats
Koryn Hawthorne – Unstoppable
Tori Kelly – Hiding Place
Jonathan McReynolds – Make Room

SONG AWARDS
Top Hot 100 Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Juice WRLD- “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion – “SAD!”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
XXXTentacion – “SAD!”

Top Selling Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
Drake “In My Feelings”
Halsey “Without Me”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “Shallow”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

Top Radio Song:
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Top Collaboration:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”

Top R&B Song:
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – “No Brainer”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
Khalid – “Better”
Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown – “Freaky Friday”

Top Rap Song:
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Post Malone – “Better Now”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

Top Country Song:
Kane Brown – “Heaven”
Luke Combs – “She Got the Best of Me”
Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”

Top Rock Song:
Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever it Takes”
lovelytheband – “broken”
Panic! at the Disco – “High Hopes”

Top Latin Song:
Bad Bunny ft. Drake – “Mia”
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin – “X”
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna – “Te Bote”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – “Taki Taki”
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone – “Jackie Chan”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – “The Middle”

Top Christian Song:
Cory Asbury – “Reckless Love”
Lauren Daigle – “You Say”
For King & Country – “joy.”
Hillsong Worship – “Who You Say I Am”
Tauren Wells – “Known”

Top Gospel Song:
Todd Dulaney – “Your Great Name”
Koryn Hawthorne – “Won’t He Do It”
Tori Kelly ft. Kirk Franklin – “Never Alone”
Jason Nelson – “Forever”
Brian Courtney Wilson – “A Great Work”

Watch Brendon Urie’s puppet go crazy in ‘Dancing’s Not a Crime’

The Amazing Beebo may be stealing hearts during Panic! at the Disco’s current tour, but now it looks like the puppet is stealing the scene in their new music video. On Monday (March 19), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single “Dancing’s Not a Crime.” The four-minute video follows frontman Brendon Urie’s puppet Beebo as he spends the day with the group on tour.

The clip includes Beebo annoying Urie while he’s working, participating in rehearsals, meeting and hanging out with fans, and drinking, h so much drinking. Even though Urie seems to be keeping a watchful eye on his “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” alter ego, Beebo still manages to get himself into so much mischief.

As the video comes to an end, the viewer watches a passed out Beebo sleeping in what looks to be the band’s dressing room. Urie does not look happy as he walks in and smacks Beebo across the head and begins to give him a lecture.

“Security just told me they found you in the bathroom, sitting on the toilet, puking your brains out!” Urie says.

“You missed the whole goddamn show. What do you have to say for yourself, man?!”

As Beebo is about to respond, Urie cuts him off.

“You know what…I don’t even want to know,” Urie ends before turning around and leaving a flabbergasted Beebo sitting on the sofa.

Watch the full music video for “Dancing’s Not a Crime” above.

“Dancing’s Not a Crime” is the latest single off Panic! at the Disco’s recently released record, Pray for the Wicked.

“Dancing’s Not a Crime” joins “Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” “King of the Clouds,” “(F**k A) Silver Lining,” “Say Amen (Saturday Night),” and their smash hit “High Hopes” on their sixth studio album.

Panic! at the Disco is currently in the middle of the European leg of their lengthy Pray for the Wicked world tour. The excursion will conclude in early April. 

Listen: Panic! at the Disco go metal with ‘The Calendar’ remake

Could Panic! at the Disco’s sound go in a more hardcore direction on a future album? If what fans are hearing recently is true, then it may just happen. On Monday (Dec. 17), Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie took to Twitch to give fans a sampling of a metal version of a previously released song.

Urie’s video features him playing “Fortnite” while blasting the metal version of “The Calendar” in the background. Obviously, the new version of the song is a complete departure from the original track which is featured on 2011’s lukewarmly received Vices & Virtues.

The minute-and-a-half clip comes less than a week after Urie spoke with RockSound after the group was named “Artist of the Year.” During the chat, the musician admitted that he had been dabbling with metal renditions of Panic! songs for some time.

“I actually just played something for my bandmates recently… we have an old song called ‘The Calendar’ and I made a metal version of it from years back,” Urie explained.

He adds: “It’s like 90 seconds long and is really fun. Who knows, I might even put that out on SoundCloud on a whim sometime soon!”

For newer fans of the band, the metal rendition may come as a bit of a surprise, but for others, it’s not that surprising at all. Back in 2015, the singer appeared on Entertainment Tonight to promote the band’s at-the-time new album —2015’s Death of a Bachelor—when he tasked with performing different renditions of the band’s hits.

While all the other songs got over the top renditions, the album’s lead single, “Hallelujah,” was made into to a hardcore tune. The video of Urie performing the different styles of songs can be found here.

As for Panic! at the Disco, the band will embark on the second leg of their Pray for the Wicked tour in the new year. The upcoming trek begins on Jan. 10 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo and concludes a little over a month alter on Feb. 20 at the Golden1 Center in Sacramento. Two Feet and Betty Who will open for Panic! throughout the upcoming dates. The full list of tour can be found here.

If that wasn’t enough, the band also announced that they perform during “The Voice” finale on Tuesday, Dec. 18, a 9 p.m. EST. They will perform “Hey Look Ma I Made It” and current radio hit “High Hopes” during the season finale.

Listen: Panic! at the Disco debut their ‘The Greatest Show’ cover

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.

Panic! at the Disco, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson to lead ‘The Greatest Showman’ covers album

The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman is one of the bestselling albums of the last year, so what better way to celebrate its momentous success than to release an album full of covers all done by some of music’s biggest stars. On Tuesday (Oct. 9), Atlantic Records announced plans to release a “reimagined” version of the RIAA 2x platinum-certified soundtrack. Panic! at the Disco, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, and Sara Bareilles are just some of the artists who have been tapped to cover the film’s songs.

Panic! at the Disco will give their own spin to the film’s opening track, “The Greatest Show,” while Kelly Clarkson will take on Jenny Lind’s tear-jerking track, “Never Enough.” P!nk will cover “A Million Dreams” while her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, will make her debut on “A Million Dream (Reprise).” The revamped soundtrack will also include a special version of the album’s breakout track, “This is Me,” performed by actress Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott.

In addition to the ten tracks, the album will also feature four bonus songs. The bonus tracks will include acapella group Pentatonix’s take on “The Greatest Show,” 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. The reimagined version of the album was produced by the soundtrack’s songwriters Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.

The Greatest Showman‘s soundtrack is the first album of 2018 to sell one million copies in the United States and the seventh in Billboard history to spend 31 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200’s top ten. The record spent two weeks at number one, the most weeks at the top of the chart for a live-action theatrical film musical soundtrack since 2007’s Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture.

The complete track listing for The Greatest Showman-Reimagined can be seen below.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN – REIMAGINED TRACK LISTING:

01. “The Greatest Show” – Panic! at the Disco
02. “A Million Dreams” – P!nk
03. “A Million Dreams (Reprise)” – Willow Sage Hart
04. “Come Alive” – Years & Years and Jess Glynne
05. “The Other Side” – MAX and Ty Dolla $ign
06. “Never Enough” – Kelly Clarkson
07. “This is Me (The Reimagined Remix)” – Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott
08. “Rewrite the Stars” – James Arthur and Anne-Marie
09. “Tightrope” – Sara Bareilles
10. “From Now On” – Zac Brown Band

Bonus tracks:

11. “The Greatest Show” – Pentatonix
12. “Come Alive” – Craig David
13. “This is Me” – Kesha
14. “Rewrite the Stars (Acoustic)” – Zendaya

Panic! at the Disco, lovelytheband, Young the Giant to headline 2018 Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival

It’s been several years since 104.3 The Shark invaded the air waves of South Florida and by the looks of how many artists have made their way down south, they are definitely staying true to their goal of bringing in the biggest rock musicians to one of the most forgotten parts of the country. After spending much of the week dropping hints on their social media accounts in the form of stitching art, South Florida’s only rock radio station announced their much-anticipated lineup for the 2018 incarnation of their annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival.

On Friday (Sept. 7), during their morning show “The Big Mistake,” hosts Ashley O. and Spanish unveiled the complete list of artists who will descend on South Florida during the first week of December for the festival. Day one will primarily feature artists who are currently finding homes on the rock and alternative radio charts.

Headlining the first day of the event will Panic! at the Disco, who earlier this summer unleashed not only their sixth studio Pray for the Wicked by also hit the touring circuit for a massive North American tour. Also taking the stage during the first night of the two-day event will be Sublime with Rome, Young the Giant, Blue October, Cold War Kids, lovelytheband, and Shipwrecked alums the Dirty Heads and Robert DeLong.

While day one’s lineup primarily focuses on artists who are currently appealing to the general masses, day two will feature a more throwback-centric lineup with acts like 311, LIVE, Third Eye Blind, Collective Soul, Sugar Ray, Everclear, and newly added Matt and Kim.

Pre-sale tickets for members of the station’s Chum Club will go on sale beginning next Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. local time and conclude on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 p.m. local time. After that, general ticket sales will begin.

Earlier in the month, the radio station revealed that the one-day event geared towards the younger rock fans had expanded to two days.

Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival will return to its home of Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the weekend of Dec. 1-2.

The official poster for the event can be seen below.

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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.

Watch Brendon Urie become a puppet in Panic! at the Disco’s latest music video

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.

Panic! at the Disco drop stoner-influenced tune ‘King of the Clouds’

With less than a week until the release of their sixth studio album, Panic! at the Disco have decided to give fans one more song to hold them over until Friday. On Monday (June 18), the Las Vegas-founded band premiered another new song from their forthcoming record, Pray for the Wicked. Titled “King of the Clouds,” the new song was written during a weed-induced gathering featuring frontman Brendon Urie, Death of a Bachelor producer Jake Sinclair, and frequent collaborator Sam Hollander just as the record’s deadline was about to hit.

“So this song almost didn’t make the album because it was a deadline issue,” Urie explained to Apple Beats DJ Zane Lowe.

“So the day before the deadline of the record, right, [I] had to have everything in so they can make their plans of marketing, distribution, the whole deal…I had to give them all this information. Around midnight, I get a text and Jake [Sinclair]’s ‘I’m coming over to your house tomorrow.’ Okay. That’s all I get. So I wake up. Seven AM. He comes over around nine and we start working on this song and I’m like ‘Dude, this is the dopest song I have ever heard. This is so cool! What the hell?!”

As it turns out, during a previous weed-induced gathering, Urie was going on about Carl Sagan, the 11th dimension, and showing those in attendance videos about it. While he was discussing this with this guests, Hollander and Sinclair had been sneakily writing down everything the singer was saying which eventually became the lyrics to “King of the Clouds.” Watch the full interview with Lowe here.

“King of the Clouds” will join previously released tunes “High Hopes,” “(F**k A) Silver Lining,” and current single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” on Pray for the Wicked. The new record is due out this Friday, June 22, through Fueled by Ramen/DCD2.

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.