Panic! At The Disco have unveiled more details about their second album – which is due out next March.
Guitarist Ryan Ross said that the follow-up to their 2005 debut, ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,’ will draw more from the band’s live sound than their previous album.
“We just wanted the record to sound like four people playing a song,” Ross told Billboard. “A lot of the songs are definitely more geared toward playing live; we didn’t think about that on the last record.”
Ross, who also writes the band’s lyrics, said that the band have been “working backwards” from their emo tag and that the ambitious album will feature string sections, harmonica and slide guitar.
“When I started playing music, all I was hearing was whatever was on the radio,” he said. “I’m 21 now, so a lot of my musical tastes have changed.”
The album has seen the band re-unite with producer Rob Mathes, who worked with them on their cover for Tim Burton’s 2007 movie ‘This Is Halloween.’
Lyrically the as-yet-untitled record draws from the band’s experiences since they were signed, Ross says.