Panic! At The Disco stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge recently and delivered an impressive cover of The Weeknd's recent number one smash streaming song "Starboy". The group was also caught singing along as the station played Rihanna's hit "Love On The Brain," and that snippet was posted on the BBC Radio 1 Twitter account.
Panic! At The Disco have been going from strength to strength this year. The alternative rock group started off the new year by landing its first number one album on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart, beating out former illustrious chart toppers Adele and David Bowie with their latest collection, Death Of A Bachelor. The album proved to have legs all year long, and still remains in the top 10 best-selling albums of the year in the U.S.
The soon to be released Starboy album by The Weeknd is expected to earn a spot alongside Panic! At The Disco in the best-selling albums of the year, and now, as the end of the 2016 approaches, Panic! At The Disco has performed a live cover of The Weeknd's recent number one smash hit "Starboy".
The group, whose world tour took them to London, stopped by the famous BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, where artists not only perform their own songs in the broadcast studio, but also perform at least one current hit by another music star.
This time Panic! At The Disco decided to give their take on The Weeknd's smash hit, as lead singer Brendon Urie emulated The Weeknd's fast paced staccato delivery, injecting his own famous falsetto into the mix along with electric guitars.
Although Panic! At The Disco are considered a rock band, Urie has been adding more electronic and R&B elements to the group's production recently. Urie now technically remains the only member of the once three-piece band, with the other players only considered "touring members."
BBC Radio 1 also posted an extra clip to its Twitter account, in which Urie and the touring members of Panic! At The Disco were caught playing along in the studio as Rihanna's hit "Love On The Brain" played out to the station's listeners.
When asked if they could recreate the moment so fans could hear, Urie wasted no time in belting out a few riffs in which he managed to change the lyrics to proclaim his love for Rihanna. You can check out Panic! At The Disco performing "Starboy" below.