For todays blog post, I thought it would be a good idea to review Panic’s latest song they released named Victorious. Seeing as its a brand new release, and there are many elements to the song itself that definatly makes it worth reviewing.
The introduction and the ending to the song, reminds me alot of Panic’s song Nearly Witches from their third studio album Vices & Virtues, peronally one of my favorite tracks from that album. Both songs have a collection of people all singing in harmony at the very start and end of each song which i think is effective way to start a song because it gives off a very positive, uplifting vibe to the introduction which instantly makes you want to listen to the entirety of the song.
Normally for me, I find it takes a long time to get used to the lyrics in the verse’ of any song although, in Victorious the lyrics were very adaptable and easy to pick up on which makes each word memorable. Although I think an element in the song that helped was the rhythm and beat that went along with the lyrics. For me it just flowed nicely along with the speed the lyrics were being sung at which made it a whole lot easier to accosiate each lyric line with the tempo and rhythm.
Lyrically, Victorious is such a prime example that this song is totally Panic because the vocabulary used within this song are so mature and powerful which I believe they have shown throughout all their songs they have ever created. The lyrics that stand out during the second verse would be:
‘Fifty words for murder and I’m every one of them.’
I honestly don’t know what it is about these lyrics but as soon as I heard them they immediately made me analyse each individual word and they had so much relevence to the song.
Of corse the chorus is the structural element that always is the catchiest part of all songs no matter what genre mainly due to the repetition of words. Also the addition of a trumpet made the chorus even more special and lives up to the song titles name Victorious because it opens up your imagination of having a huge public celebration after a Victorious moment and by using the trumpet in this section it made me thing of a marching band which demonstrates that everything from the vocals to the instruments to the melody all pay homage to the title.
Lastly, I don’t think I can talk about a Panic song in so much depth without mentioning Brendon’s vocals. Brendon is such a diverse vocalist as shown throughout Panic’s evolution and growth of songs that his vocal range is so extensive that he can pretty much get away with singing any genre of music. Lets be honest!