Today (Jan. 15), Panic! at the Disco released its fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor. Frontman Brendon Urie swung by Billboard’s New York office for a chat on the Alt In Our Stars podcast.
Is Bachelor better than Fall Out Boy’s last album? “Of course,” Urie replies. “I hope Pete [Wentz] hears that.” Urie has been tight with Fall Out Boy for the past decade (bassist Pete Wentz discovered him, after all) but he’s all about a friendly rivalry. “[Rock music] is more self-deprecating. There’s more self-loathing, like, ‘I’m not worthy.’ To be honest, I’m the opposite.”