Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie has a twisted night out in the “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time” music video.
If you thought B-52's "Rock Lobster" sample was the star of Panic!'s latest release off their No. 1 album Death of a Bachelor, you're mistaken. The party anthem gets a proper visual today (May 10) thanks to the wild imagination of director Tim Hendrix.
Shot in first-person, the video follows Urie at a grungy dive bar where he meets the next woman he'll take home, but after a dozen drinks and a trip back to his place, Urie discovers something isn't quite right with her. Saying anything more would give it away.
Probably one of their quirkiest and coolest videos to date. Watch here:
“I wanted to write a party song just strictly about parties that I’ve been to, things I’ve seen… how crazy that’s been,” Urie said of the song. “You can’t threaten me with a good time. If you think I’m going to be scared of insanity at a party then you thought wrong ‘cause I’m in. I’m one hundred percent in.”
Urie sampled B-52's “Rock Lobster” guitar riff at the start of the song because when he was a kid, that epitomized the sound of a party.
"Every video was them partying with people. That song encapsulated a party to me. I had that sample as a place-holder, not thinking I’d be able to use it or get publishing rights to it in any way and finally they had heard it through my management and they said, ‘Yeah, that’s cool, you can use it.’ That was amazing because I had plans to replace it.”