Brendon Urie on Next Panic! at the Disco Album: “I’m Just Going to Keep Writing Until That Happens”

Credit: Sherwin LainezPanic! at the Disco released their new album Death of a Bachelor this year, and the band's next effort may not be that far off. 

"I'm always creating," frontman Brendon Urie tells Billboard. "Whether I'm writing a lyric or making a beat, every day I'm doing something. I never really stopped working, so I'm curious to do the sort of Frankenstein method now and see if I can pull all of these things to kind of jigsaw puzzle this [next] album."

"I'm just going to keep writing until that happens -- it seems like it's going really well right now," he continues. "There's a few ideas I'm really excited to keep working on."

Panic! already has an eventful 2017 lined up: they'll be headlining a giant tour starting in February, and they're up for Best Rock Album at the Grammys.

"Grammys, off the bat, that is something I'm so excited for," says Urie. "And the tour coming up -- it's crazy to think that it's still possible to create something new on tour. So that's what I’m excited for, showing people something new that we've never done before.

"I'm excited, outside of touring as Panic, [to see] what other kind of trouble I can get into," he adds. "What other kinds of non-music things I can jump into. We'll see how dangerous I get."

As for his favorite memory of 2016, Urie picks Panic's co-headlining tour with Weezer.

"The first discussion with Rivers [Cuomo] about the tour, like 'Hey man, would you ever want to tour?,' and for him to actually say 'yes.' I was floored," Urie remembers. "I just threw it out, thinking he would never say yes, so that was a cool moment. Like, 'Hey, we're gonna become friends on this tour, it's gonna be great!'"

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