The alternative rock group, Panic! At the Disco have namechecked Lord of the Flies in ‘Roaring 20s’, a track on their new album, ‘Pray for the Wicked’. The lyrics include the lines ‘If it’s Lord of the Flies in my mind tonight/I don’t know if I’ll survive’. The song also features mentions of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, with an overall vibe of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
Panic! At the Disco aren’t the first band to be inspired by Golding’s books in their songs. Find out more in our legacy article.