"Death of a Bachelor" debuted at number one last month,
pushing down David Bowie's "Blackstar". On Monday, Adele's "25"
was back in the top spot.
"I would have never thought this would happen," Urie told
Reuters in an interview. "It's incredible, and to be in the same
line as so many amazing artists, it's flattering, it's very
"Death of a Bachelor" is the act's fifth studio album since it
formed in 2004. In that time it has gone from four members to
Several music videos from the album have been released, showing
him as a boxer, a crooner reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and a
"I like to be flamboyant, play characters, wear make-up, play
dress up. I was doing that since I was a kid," Urie said.
"It just felt very natural but there's something about it that
just adds to the element of what I want to cultivate with this
Urie, 28, says he would like to expand his musical theatrics.
"I would love to act. I get to do it in three and a half minutes
in a video on a three-day shoot, which is fun," he said.
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"I'm curious what the acting world is like, I'm so foreign to it
that I'd be curious to see what that's all about."
Critics have classified Panic! At The Disco under various genres,
including vaudeville, baroque pop, indie rock and even hip hop. Urie
puts this down to his writing style.
"I kind of do it in parts and then when I sit down I can
'Frankenstein' the whole thing and look at it objectively and step
back," he said.
"I like ... piecing things together because it gives you a product
that you would never have come up with just sitting down and writing
on a blank slate."
(Reporting By Rollo Ross in Los Angeles; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
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