Roaring 20s

Album: Pray For the Wicked (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • Brendon Urie has been a huge fan of musicals since childhood. He should have been thrilled when during the summer of 2017, he won the part of one of the lead roles, Charlie Price, in Cyndi Lauper's Broadway hit, Kinky Boots. At first, however, the Panic frontman was unable to enjoy the experience as he was riddled with anxiety, Eventually Urie conquered his fears.

    The Las Vegas native describes his time on the Broadway stage in this song, which is intentionally similar to the music that was played in 1920s speakeasies (illegal bars during the prohibition). He explained to NME that it's "about how homesick I was despite loving being out there, so it was a bittersweet experience. So being able to talk about that and then make it sound like a Speakeasy in the '30s or '20s was cool."

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