Asaf Peres

Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" - Dreamifying a III (V/vi)

The prechorus in Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" sounds super dreamy, in large part thanks to the second chord of the progression. This chord functions and resolves like a majorized III (or V/vi) but one altered note turns it into an augmented chord, which is frequently used in film music to symbolize a dream state due to its internal symmetry and blurred tonal tendencies.

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