Panic! at the Disco Talks Baz Luhrmann, "The Ballad of Mona Lisa," Their Visuals and More
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 11:22:25
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Panic! at the Disco's Spencer and Brendon sat down for an exclusive video chat with ARTISTdirect.com and the leaner, meaner band has shed members but honed their laser sharp focus in the interim! In this chat, the pair talks about how movies are a huge influence for the incredibly visual band, namely Baz Luhrmann's cinematic fare. The band even admits that in certain photo shoots, they were influenced by the color palette of films like Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums, both of which were directed by the brilliant Wes Anderson. I love when band's take inspiration from film!
P!ATD also said that their live show is inspired by Moulin Rouge, too.
The band also opened up about "The Ballad of Mona Lisa," their new smash hit, which has been floating around for a while, as well as "Nearly Witches," which also had parts that had been around since the band started writing for its second record and only recently did they fashion it into a song.
For the new album, Vices & Virtues, the band cops to taking advantage of technology and getting back to the electronica elements.
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