The track serves as the first taste from the American band’s as-yet-untitled fifth studio album which is set to land later this year, and Brendon Urie recently explained in a radio interview with Alt 98.7 that its lyrics stem from his experience of growing up in a religious family.
“The spirituality of being able to own up to your sins as they’re called and take responsibility for your actions really hit me this time around and the song for me is all about that,” the 28 year old frontman said when asked where the song came from thematically. “Taking responsibility for things that you felt guilty about in the past and just owning it – because now it’s a piece of you and you can’t get rid of that history.”
Hallelujah is also Panic!’s first offering since Spencer Smith parted ways with the band in April, leaving Urie and bass guitarist Dallon Weekes as the two remaining members of the original line up.
It is available to download from iTunes now and you can watch the clip below.