Panic At the Disco accompany their soon-to-be-released studio album "Vices & Virtues" with a short movie called "The Overture". It's directed by Shane Drake and follows Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith as they lead some people to get to a place where they dream to live in peace. Former members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker are featured as two ghostly figures in this clip.
The video features snippets of four songs from the upcoming CD. "It's something we've never done before. We love the music, but under that we want to make things as dramatic and theatrical as possible. There's dancing, there's choreography and a lot of cool little surprises," Urie said to Rock Sound.
Talking about working with Drake who has directed some of their music videos in the past years, Urie gushed, "Shane is just so awesome to work with, he is unlike any director we've known. He really pushes us to come up with some crazy ideas and try to work it in with whatever budget we have."
"Vices & Virtues" is due in the United States on March 29. Produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Pink) and John Feldmann (Neon Trees, The Used), the album marks the band's first new release in three years as well as their debut outing as a duo.
Panic At the Disco's "Vices and Virtues" music video