Panic! At The Disco have released “Miss Jackson,” featuring Lolo, the first single from their upcoming fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, due in stores October 8.
No, it is not a cover of the OutKast song of the same name, but it does clearly reference the Miss Jackson and her 1986 hit “Nasty.” Actually, it sounds a bit like Fall Out Boy, specifically “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up).”
The theatrical pop-punk trio took a turn toward the darker side with the “Miss Jackson” video, also released today (July 15). The clip shows frontman Brendon Urie, bloody, holed up in a seedy Las Vegas motel with what appears to be the body of a showgirl, played by Katrina Bowden of 30 Rock fame. As the story unfolds, fans are taken on a disturbing ride out to the desert where the crime was committed.
Earlier today, the band released a statement via their Facebook page.
“Music. It took us out of Las Vegas. It showed us the world. It introduced us to millions of amazing fans. It gave us hope. It gave us courage to be unique. To be proud of who we are as individuals. To share that pride with anyone who was brave enough to join us. So, be proud of who you are. Now for our next chapter, we return to Las Vegas, to the scene of the crime. Too weird to live, too rare to die! – Panic! at the Disco”