Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! is the upcoming studio album by American rock band Panic! at the Disco. It was announced July 15, 2013 with a release date of October 8, 2013. The album's lead single was released the same day, titled "Miss Jackson". The second single, "This Is Gospel," was released on August 12, 2013. On September 30, the band streamed the album on Youtube. The music on Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! is inspired by the city of Las Vegas, Urie's hometown. He was admittedly bitter when he departed the city in his late teens, partially due to being unable to enter age-restricted locations. He revisited the city as an adult and began clubbing and other activities he had previously felt no desire to do. Inspired by the "lost in the moment" mentality and the dark undercurrent underneath, he penned much of the lyrics on Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! in Las Vegas: "There's some glitz, some glamour, but there's also the dingy, old Vegas side to the music." The album's title comes from a quote from Hunter S. Thompson's novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Issue #304 of Alternative Press speaks of the many issues he had when recording the album.
Musically, the album is inspired by hip-hop in that "there are no rules." In an extension of that mantra, the album is an eclectic affair that varies wildly from song to song.
The record's lyrics are very personal in nature, and the first track, "This is Gospel," sat for months before Urie shared it with the rest of the band. The album's lead single, "Miss Jackson," was written about Urie's first sexual experiences during his youth. "When I was younger, I would mess around; I'd sleep with one girl one night, sleep with her friend the next night, and not care about how they felt, or how I made them feel. And then it happened to me and I realized 'Wow, that's what that feels like? I feel really shitty.'". A hidden preview of "Vegas Lights" was featured in the announcement video of Fall Out Boy's Save Rock and Roll tour , and was originally titled "Bring It Back". "Vegas Lights" was intended as an anthem for carefree nights in Las Vegas, that most prominently reflected how Urie felt clubbing. "I felt this weird energy where everybody was having a good time, and it didn't matter," he remarked. "Dancing like nobody's watching. It was kind of beautiful."
The band released a "surprise" pre-release audio stream on YouTube with all 10 main tracks on September 30, 2013.
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