If you had “high hopes” Panic! at the Disco would release a music video for one of the best songs on their recently released record, then you’re in luck. On Monday (Aug. 27), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single giving fans what they wished for. “High Hopes" is just over three minutes long and acts as a sequel to the group’s previously released video, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It.”
The clip begins with frontman Brendon Urie stepping out a Lyft, dressed in a snazzy suit, looking around the Los Angeles skyline like some clear-eyed kid from the middle of nowhere. As he makes his way down the street staring at all the skyscrapers around him, he bumps into people who are rushing on with their lives completely oblivious to him. As Urie reaches one particular glass skyscraper, which caught his attention at beginning of the clip, the viewer watches as he lifts his foot against the window and begins to climb it as if he were Spider-Man.
As he walks his way towards the top of the building, the camera pans down to a quickly forming crowd at ground level who is more interested in recording the scene. Once Urie makes it to the top of the skyscraper, he jumps on to the roof and is greeted by the other members of the band who are performing the tune.
As Urie stands on the roof with his fellow band mates, the Los Angeles skyline begins to disappear as the sun sets behind him and the rest of the band. If the camera shots seem a little familiar, it’s because the shots were meant to be recreations of the Pray for the Wicked cover art.
Check out the music video for “High Hopes” above.
“High Hopes” is featured on Panic! at the Disco’s recently released record, Pray for the Wicked. The album, the band’s sixth studio album, debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart selling 180,000 unit. This marked the second Panic! at the Disco album to hit the number one spot; 2016’s Death of a Bachelor was their first record to earn the top spot.
The group recently wrapped up the first North American leg of their Pray for the Wicked tour. The rest of 2018 will be spent touring places like the United Kingdom, Australia, Central America, and Asia. Following a break for the holidays and the new year, the group will begin the second North American leg of the tour. The excursion will begin on Jan. 10 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo and conclude on Feb. 20 in Sacramento. The full list of tour dates can be found here.