|Panic! At The Disco talk about their new record with MTV.|
"It's similar in that it's eclectic;" he told MTV News. "But this time around, the songs are pretty different. One song sounds like it could be an '80s, Depeche Mode type deal, another sounds like a mix of a Toto drum part with, like, weird arena-rock guitars. There were a lot of things I was pulling from; I listened to a lot of hip hop actually, like A$AP Rocky ... all the new stuff that's coming out was blowing my mind.
"Hip hop is doing the new rock thing; there are no rules," he continued. "They can do anything, really. And that's inspiring."
And, in a telling nod to those hip-hop influences, Too Rare also sees a shift away from the guitar-and-piano based songs Urie wrote for Vices & Virtues to new, electronic-inspired tunes, written primarily on synthesizers and keyboards.
"I wanted to get away from a lot of the stuff I did on Vices & Virtues, and try these new toys that we only kind of messed with on the last record," Urie explained. "I was using a lot more stuff in Logic, or if I had a lyric, trying to find a synth sound that would match that. A lot of it was experimenting with new synthesizers that I didn't know where they'd take the song."