Single Review: Girls/Girls/Boys by Panic! at the Disco

Panic! At The Disco is experiencing a renaissance with the recent release of the their LP, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! Often under-appreciated for their ability to mix emo with glam sensibilities, "Girls/Girls/Boys," the latest single from their  new album, is a compelling reason to go out and grab a copy of Too Weird... In many ways, the track is the delicious opposite to everything that is deplorable about Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Where Thicke's song reduces women to objects, "Girls/Girls/Boys" empowers both lead singer Brendon Urie and the bisexual object of his affection by advocating for the beloved's sexual agency as well as the naturalness of her sexual orientation. The track is also a sexy and wonderfully dramatic ode to liking someone who may or may not like you back. Panic! At The Disco is not blind to the erotic undercurrents here, either, and so delivers a video featuring a naked Urie that works as a blatant tribute to D'Angelo's classic "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," which revolutionized music videos by portraying male sexuality as both lustful and vulnerable. Urie looks amazing and you should give Panic!'s video a good viewing, but don't let his abs distract you from buying this disco-rock gem or the whole album. "Girls/Girls/Boys" is great, progressive pop music, and Panic! At The Disco deserves all the love they can get. 

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