The new Panic! At The Disco single "King Of The Clouds" deals with founder Brendon Urie's fascination with the universe, the space/time continuum, where we go when we die and the journey we take to the next world. 

Or maybe he was just high as hell when he wrote it.

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After Urie had completed his stint on Broadway in the hit musical Kinky Boots, he thought about taking the rest of the year off but ended up returning to his California home to continue writing and recording for what would be the sixth P!ATD album, Pray For The Wicked. Looking toward recreating the same chilled-out vibes with his musician besties that worked on Death Of A Bechelor, Urie reached out to writer Sam Hollander, Bachelor producer Jake Sinclair, White Sea’s Morgan Kibby, idiosyncratic vocalist Suzy Shinn and Panic! touring guitarist Kenny Harris. The sessions yielded plenty of great songs and a metric ton of laughs—which is the origin story of the ’70s-soul/glam revival-sounding stoner anthem “King Of The Clouds."

“They came over one day, and I think I got everyone too high,” Urie reveals to AltPress. “There was a big lull, a pregnant silence, and I was like, ‘Hey, do you guys know about the 11thth dimension?’ [Laughs.] I went into this whole thing about being in the third dimension peering in on the second dimension, the fourth dimension looking in on the third … and showed them this Carl Sagan video." Sagan was one of America's most-respected astrophycists and science advocates, writing 20 books, hosting the influential public TV show Cosmos and was a fulcrum toward getting people to think about the universe at large. That's how the master scientist got the shoutout, "In my brain every day/I'm Carl Sagan in space" in the first verse.

Having significantly blown his altitude-achieving friends' minds, Urie revealed that Hollander left, "and I didn’t see him for like, five days. Finally he comes back over and says, ‘All right, I’ve got some lyrics for you.’ I was like, ‘Dude, you talked about our weed mental breakdown. That’s awesome!’”

Check out the new song below!

Panic! At The Disco's new albumPray For The Wicked, is due out June 22. It's currently available for preorder here.

The band will be touring in support of the record this summer, and you can check out the full list of cities and dates, along with Pray For The Wicked's track listing, below!

Track listing:

1. (Fuck A) Silver Lining

2. Say Amen (Saturday Night)

3. Hey Look Ma, I Made It

4. High Hopes

5. Roaring 20s

6. Dancing’s Not A Crime

7. One Of The Drunks

8. The Overpass

9. King Of The Clouds

10. Old Fashioned

11. Dying In LA


07/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center

07/13 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse

07/14 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena

07/15 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

07/17 - Chicago, IL @ United Center

07/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena

07/20 - Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live: Nassau Coliseum

07/21 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena

07/22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

07/24 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

07/25 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden

07/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

07/28 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena

07/29 - Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center

07/31 - Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center

08/01 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

08/03 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

08/04 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

08/05 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center

08/07 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

08/08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

08/10 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena

08/11 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

08/12 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center

08/14 - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center

08/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center

08/17 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena

08/18 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena

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