Brendon Urie, born on April 29, 1987 in Utah, is known as a younger brother to his four siblings, but to the rest of the world he is known as the lead singer for the band Panic! at the Disco. Urie is a singer, song-writer and musician however back-tracking to his days in school, Urie was not seen for his talents but was instead frequently bullied because he was seen as different. He later met Brent Wilson in a guitar class available in their school where Wilson asked Urie to audition for the lead guitarist role for a band he was in, called Panic! at the Disco. After hearing how talented Urie was, the members of the band offered him the spot. One day, lead singer Ryan Ross was not able to attend practice, leaving Urie as the back-up. After hearing Urie’s incredible voice, the band asked him to be the lead singer. Since this change, Panic! at the Disco has released five albums.
The band hit rocky waters in 2009 when Ross and bass player Jon Walker left the band to “embark on a musical excursion of their own.” Fast-forward to 2015, Spencer Smith, the drummer and co-founder of Panic! at the Disco alongside Ross, also left the band, leaving Urie alone. Urie however had a love for the band and was passionate about music. He ultimately decided to continue the band as a one-man show and is currently the lead singer and guitarist for Panic! at the Disco. Urie did not let these obstacles get in the way of his passion for music and doing what he loved most.
10 Brendon Urie Quotes:
“I look back at the past as fond memories but I’m able to move forwards in a new light, like I’m reborn.” – Brendon Urie
“I like surprising myself. I don’t want to do the norm, do what I’m always known to do, write how I like to write.” – Brendon Urie
“Change is always a little bit strange.” – Brendon Urie
“It’s cool to be different and just be who you are and shock people in a good way.” – Brendon Urie
“You don’t have to be the same as anybody else, but you can support – just concerning human rights in general.” – Brendon Urie
“When I wrote a song, it would have to be from something I was really excited about, or a melody that’s been haunting me for weeks, or a message I wanted to convey lyrically. So it would have to start from something I felt very strongly about.” – Brendon Urie
“Anyone with an imagination can create something fun.” – Brendon Urie
“One of the most frustrating parts about songwriting for me is production, but it makes me want to get better at it and ends up being one of the most rewarding parts of it.” – Brendon Urie
“I’m too precious to spend time on something that I’m not enjoying.” – Brendon Urie
“Music is always a healer. Music has never let me down. I know it’s my religion. There’s the idea that you can’t truly know happiness until you know sadness, so how can you heal yourself unless you’ve hurt yourself? I’m still figuring out who I am, but I know that I’m not who I was.” – Brendon Urie
Author: Sarah Pouramn
Sarah Pouramn lives in Toronto and resides in Waterloo when she is attending university. She works with Habitat for Humanity as a builder and as an Executive Events Coordinator and believes that everyone deserves a fair shot at their goals. Sarah also works with The Community Edition, a Waterloo Region newspaper, as the Social Media Editor. Follow Sarah on Twitter @itsmesarahpea and on Instagram @sarahpouramn.