By Amanda Wicks

Panic! at the Disco showed love for The Weeknd when they stopped by the BBC Radio Live Lounge today (November 21st) to perform. The show tends to have guests play one of their own singles followed by a cover, and that second component has led to some interesting interpretations.

Related: Brendon Urie Joins Every Time I Die on Stage for ‘It Remembers’

The band tweeted that they “switched things up” when they appeared on the program. Instead of sticking to their wheelhouse, Panic! chose The Weeknd’s hit single “Starboy” for their cover performance, and added a slightly emo touch to the pop star’s collaboration with Daft Punk.

Brendon Urie’s emotive vocals contributed another dimension to The Weeknd’s hit, building into a desperate plea toward the end, while electric guitar takes the overall sound into something more pop/rock than pop/EDM. There’s even an extended jam at the end.

Watch Panic! cover “Starboy” below.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From | Music, Sports, News and More. Start Listening Now

Miranda Pet Posts DL
Taylor Swift Revenge
Greatest American Idol

Listen Live