Sugar plays a huge part in our daily lives. It’s one of the things that makes the world go round or hyper depending on who you ask. But one thing is true, no matter what lens you look at, it simply makes our lives much more sweeter. A source of happiness and comfort when things get rough, it’s exactly what Mary Poppins describes as “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. In a most delightful way.”.

Much like sugar, Panic! At The Disco is one of those bands that could instantly give us the feels. Possessing both a distinctive sound and a theatrical flare, Brendon Urie and the gang have long captured our hearts with bangers such as “But It’s Better If You Do”, “New Perspective”, “High Hopes” and tons more. This year that tradition of great music, enticing beats, and excellent lyricism carries on through their new song called “Sugar Soaker”, an energetically sweet tune that serves as an ode to things were addicted to.

Released August 19 via Decaydance and Fueled By Ramen, this equally highly addictive track is part of their seventh album called “Viva Las Vengeance”. An overall roller coaster ride through the world of sin, “Sugar Soaker” also has that pain, longing, and insatiable hunger built in its core like the rest of the Record. As the lyrics would suggest “You’re a car, you’re a woman, you’re a drug. You’re all of the above, baby.”, it’s the worldly things that matter most. Which isn’t bad for starters, but when done on excess like this entire record suggests then you’re in for a painful time. But hey, who’s to say that it’s all suffering enroute to that lonely summit? Fact of the matter is, it’s paved with eye popping pleasures which too was perfectly encapsulated in this 3:11 minute musical piece. The scary part of it all is the awareness of the situation at hand because come what may they’d rather “Drive her till I’m dead” then be empty handed.

With haunting lyrics such as the ones previously mentioned, Panic! At The Disco’s “Sugar Soaker” accompanying music video does more of the same this time in visual form. What’s so striking about it though is that it isn’t visceral or direct about the subject and instead goes the subtle route. Rather than scare you off to the hills, it masquerades as an eerily friendly entity with dark intentions of harming you. Once it successfully gets you into its clutches, the next things seen are dizzying images followed by a blackout. Head slumped on the floor and all, you open your eyes wondering if you’re still among the living. But then it dawns on you, that this pondering could wait. Effectively throwing out any notion of recovery for the time being, you decide that it’s time for another round of sinning. Uh oh…Here we go again.

Need more Panic! At The Disco? If so, then go ahead and visit their official website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube accounts for more content to get you into that happy place.

Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.
Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.

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