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Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie previews what's next: "There's so much I want to do still" 

ABC/Fred LeeBrendon Urie has had a busy couple of years: in 2016, he released Panic! at the Disco's new album Death of a Bachelor, and he made his Broadway debut last summer with a starring role in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots. Even still, Urie has no plans to slow down.

"There's so much I want to do still. So much." Urie tells Rock Sound. "In the period of my life I'm coming into now, I'm excited to see where I can step out and see how far I can step out. I want to move into arenas that I haven't explored yet. I'm interested in doing theatre, musical film, something in those worlds."

"I'm curious to see how far I can take it and who will let me take it there," he continues. "If I fail I fail but I'd rather try. I played in a jazz group doing some songs as part of an interactive play in New York recently and I loved it. I've certainly thought about doing more of those style of performances, with orchestras and similar with my music. I think it would be loads of fun."

Musically, Death of a Bachelor is perhaps the furthest Panic! has waded from their original pop-punk sound, and Urie plans to keep going in that direction.

"I love rock music, I always have and I always will, but that won't prevent me from exploring every aspect of my creativity now," he says. "If I spent all my time focusing on how I was perceived, I would freak out and end up not being myself. I couldn't live like that."

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