When Panic! at the Disco stopped by BBC’s Live Lounge to deliver a stripped-down rendition of their latest single “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” on Tuesday (May 29), the rock group also declared that they don’t give a f–k. Brendon Urie and Co. covered Dua Lipa‘s “IDGAF,” making for quite the showcase of Urie’s vocal ability.
The Panic frontman’s tone was the perfect match for Dua’s sassy vibe, with his falsetto soaring on the song’s chorus and most impressively on the bridge. Lipa was quick to show her stamp of approval, too, shouting out Panic’s cover on Twitter:
Absolutely love this!! Thank you @PanicAtTheDisco @brendonurie xx https://t.co/oOnrM9B94j
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) May 29, 2018
?Urie carried his vocal vigor into his band’s own track, pushing out all of the power notes on “Say Amen” as he strummed an acoustic guitar. Though this performance didn’t include any backflips, the focus on Urie’s pipes displayed just as much star power. PATD’s new bassist Nicole Row also caused quite a stir in the comments sections, with fans commending her backing vocals.
Prior to their latest Live Lounge visit, Panic took part in BBC Music’s star-studded The Biggest Weekend. The group performed the live debut of “High Hopes,” the follow-up release to “Say Amen” from their forthcoming LP Pray For the Wicked (due June 22).
Watch Panic’s Live Lounge performances of “IDGAF” and “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” below.