The Roots, Jimmy Fallon & Brendon Urie Perform ‘Under Pressure’ On At-Home Instruments

By Scott Bernstein May 13, 2020 7:23 am PDT

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie teamed with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a cover of the Queen/David Bowie collaboration “Under Pressure.” The members of The Roots used “at-home instruments” for the “social-distancing” remix shared by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The video is the latest installment of the Tonight Show’s classroom instruments series, adapted for the social-distancing restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Sting paired up with Jimmy and The Roots for The Police classic “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” in a similar format.

Queen & David Bowie released “Under Pressure” as a single in 1981 and the song was included on the former’s 1982 album, Hot Space. Urie handled the parts sung by Freddie Mercury, Fallon belted out David Bowie’s parts and the members of The Roots used such instruments as a butter knife, frosting spatula, flasks, table and frisbee in addition to more conventional instruments.

Watch the “social-distancing remix” of “Under Pressure” below:

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