Panic! At The Disco – “Far Too Young To Die”

Track #8 off of Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, released 2013

Panic! At The Disco has been through many phases, sounds and band members as I’m sure we’re all aware of up to this point. And although I will always prefer their first two albums to anything else in their discography, this one in still comes to mind every once in a while, mainly because of this song. This album as a whole is pretty solid; with the first album to feature Dallon Weekes as an official member, this was an attempt at electronic rock that worked very well for the group. Weekes seemed to be a large influence as this album featured better songwriting and a very cohesive and well rounded mix of rock backing and dance synth moments. “Vegas Lights” and “Girls / Girls / Boys” will always be favorites but “Far Too Young To Die” is simply perfect when it comes to the production and nothing tops it in my mind. The song has these strange vocal layerings and it’s equally divided between guitar and synthesizer, all with a chorus catchy enough to stick around for days on end. While all the other tracks are remain on the surface level, this track feels almost magical and sounds like it belongs in another universe. If you’re listening to the album from the first track to the last it feels like it comes out of nowhere and it doesn’t stick around for very long, but it’s a perfect blip in time that serves as a standout among anything released under the Panic! At The Disco name. 

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