Out: The video for Build God, Then We'll Talk was one of the most awesomely perverse things I've ever seen. Smith: I don't even think it could get played on MTV, so it ended up just an internet release. Walker: It's not as sexual in the sense that there's no mime having mimed sex with a decently hot girl. It seems that a lot of things get thrown into that type of view if it's not the most masculine thing. But You Tube's bigger than anything in the world anyway. Am I going to love the new one for "Nine in the Afternoon" as much? Smith: It's definitely the most interactive video that we've ever been in. We just don't like going on stage with skull bandanas and ripped jeans and cut-off t-shirts showing off our muscles. "Girls are just more sexual in nature, much more so than guys."He continued, "A lot of times people want to label something just to make themselves feel comfortable.They wanna call this person gay or this person straight.’s upcoming tour, and the personal meaning of the LP’s title, Vices and Virtues. Probably “Sarah Smiles,” which is about my girlfriend, actually, as sappy as that is. We’ve always wanted to mess around with new ideas, arrangements, and instruments. What was the hardest thing about writing the new album without two of Panic! We had always written with the four of us, so it was a matter of coming out of that comfort zone.When I met her I wrote this song to try and impress her. I played it for her and we’ve been dating ever since. I was able to build up my confidence to write a song and try to woo her. There are synthesizers and keyboards, marimbas, and strings. We haven’t talked about anything specifically, but if we take a break and meet up later that would be cool. [Ryan and Jon] left and we were like, ‘What do we want to do? I kept thinking, ‘What are people going to think about this song? ’ I didn’t think of myself as a lyricist and I was apprehensive about it.
Then they toured with such a flamboyant and sexual stage show that even Rolling Stone was compelled to ask singer Brendon Urie and guitarist Ryan Ross if they were dating. And I had to tell her that he had had a girlfriend for a year and a half. For whatever reason our personal taste and preference in art and for videos and artwork appeals like that.
Panic at the Disco, four barely legal guys more concerned with making music than impressing anyone with their masculinity, have never seemed very interested in hedging their bets with safe styling or simplified pop songs. We had different moments where weird shit happened. We really are good friends, and there are a lot of bands that hate each other. I've known Ryan since I was five years old, and we used to live down the street from each other, so we would sleep over.
They chased Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz online until he gave in and started a record label in order to sign them. But you used to have these whatever, like Jimmy Page and -- Walker: And Robert Plant, fucking hugging each other on the stage -- Smith: Singing into the same microphone. Smith: Me and Ryan just, over the past summer, both recently purchased our first houses. So I can say that I've slept in a twin-sized bed with Ryan Ross -- more than once.
There was a period where we weren't really talking to each other all that much, and Jon and I were just living at my house and continuing to write.
And we kind of realized we needed to get over not speaking and figure out what was actually going on.
In the first couple videos we made, Brendon was really the only person in it. And there are more colors in it than we've ever seen. More time spent filming than any of the other videos had the budget for before.