“Don’t Let the Light Go Out” by Panic! at the Disco
As implied in the lyrics, the title of this song (“Don’t Let the Light Go Out”) is a metaphor which is sentimentally centered on the vocalist entreating the addressee not to let their relationship come to an end. The further implication would be that said relationship is romantic in nature. And as presented, this would be a tumultuous romance, with Brendan, in a mature manner, very much acknowledging that reality.
But it isn’t such that the troubles he and the addressee regularly face are inspiring him to terminate their union. Instead, what’s being poetically relayed here, let’s say thesis sentiment-wise, is that the vocalist simply cannot imagine life without her. So it’s as if what he’s saying, conclusively, is that he would rather take this argument-laden romance with the addressee as opposed to breaking up with her.
“Don’t Let the Light Go Out”
This track, which was made public on 16 August 2022, is the fourth single from “Viva Las Vengeance”, Panic! at the Disco’s 7th studio album.
The act’s frontman, Brendon Urie, wrote this song alongside two of its producers, Jake Sinclair and Mike Viola. The other producer of “Don’t Let the Light Go Out” is Butch Walker, with the director of the single’s music video being Brendan Walter.
The forthcoming of this particular track was announced about a week before it was officially released. And the labels backing this outing are Warner Records, DCD2 Records and Fueled by Ramen.
The “Viva Las Vengeance” Album
“Viva Las Vengeance” is the seventh-studio album of Panic! at the Disco, a musical act which at its core is just a one-man show, with that one man being Brendon Urie. The title of the project was obviously inspired by Viva Las Vegas, a 1964 film Elvis Presley starred in, in addition to the King helming that movie’s soundtrack. Panic! at the Disco, which at the beginning was a multi-musician band, traces its own origins back to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brendon co-produced this album alongside two of his regular collaborators, Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair. It has been noted that the recording was not done the contemporary way but rather via Urie doing his thing live and direct into a tape machine. Also the theme of the LP, according to Brendon’s explanation, is supposed to be ‘honestly’ nostalgic in nature.
The labels that are backing this album are:
- Warner Records
- DCD2 (aka Decaydance Records)
- Fueled by Ramen
In addition to “Don’t Let the Light Go Out”, below are other singles from “Viva Las Vengeance”: