Twenty One Pilots are out for world domination, as is made entirely evident on Trench, the fifth full-length LP from the dynamic duo from Columbus, Ohio. From the first gripping notes on “Jumpsuit,” it’s clear that Twenty One Pilots are calling the masses to join them in their quest for being the biggest band in the world. The fact that this album is outstanding shouldn’t stand in the way of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun from accomplishing their goal.
Having previously heard the outstanding production of the singles such as “Levitate,” “Nico and the Niners,” and the aforementioned “Jumpsuit,” I had the inclination that Twenty One Pilots would continue to raise the bar on the already-lofty expectations for the artist. Holy hell, they pulled it off.
The first thing that stood out to me while listening to this comprehensive 14-track set is how damn good the production is throughout. Trench was produced by Tyler Joseph and Paul Meany (Mutemath), and they both hit a home run on this one. I was blown away by their other collaborative work, the EP TOP x MM, that was released for free back in December 2016, that featured several “reimagined” versions of songs from Blurryface as well as the brilliant single, “Heathens.” This continued collaboration is paying significant dividends for Twenty One Pilots as they continue to strive for a more organic sounding type of album that shines brightly.
Twenty One Pilots have shared a new video for “My Blood.”
Twenty One Pilots have announced some additional tour dates.
Twenty One Pilots have shared a behind the scenes video for “Nico and the Niners.”
Twenty One Pilots have shared a behind the scenes look at making “Jumpsuit.”
Paul Meany of Mutemath worked with Twenty One Pilots on their new album.
Twenty One Pilots have released their new song “My Blood.”
Twenty One Pilots have released a video for “Levitate.”
After months of teasing brief, unexplainable, clues about when new music would be coming from the ultra-popular group, Twenty One Pilots just casually dropped two great songs in “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners.” These two blazing tracks come from the upcoming album, entitled Trench, due out on October 5th.
Starting with the lead single, “Jumpsuit,” this dynamic duo have evolved their sound a bit from the multi-platinum certified Blurryface LP, while still keeping the core elements of what makes them who they are on this song. The song starts off with a faint alarm sound, and the trademark drumming of Josh Dun, signaling a call to arms as Tyler Joseph sings, “I can’t believe how much I hate/Pressures of a new place for my weight/Jumpsuit, jumpsuit cover me.” It’s almost as if the two artists know just how much pressure is on them to produce a significant work of art for the rabid fan-base that has been clamoring for a taste of what they had cooked up in the studio.
Twenty One Pilots have announced some new tour dates.
Twenty One Pilots have released a new video for “Jumpsuit” and the audio to “Nico and the Niners.” Both songs come from the band’s upcoming album, Trench, due out on October 5th.
Twenty One Pilots have begun teasing on Twitter. Look for a new single later this week.
Every song on Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface has now been certified by the RIAA. This is now the first album in the digital era to have this distinction. The press release can be found below.
Former member of Twenty One Pilots, Chris Salih, is on the latest episode of the aptly named “Twenty One Pilots Podcast.”
Twenty One Pilots have released another episode of their “Sleepers” video series.
Twenty One Pilots’ last album, Blurryface, has gone triple platinum.
Twenty One Pilots’ hit “Heathens” has now spent 28 weeks at number one on the Hot Rock Songs chart, breaking the record set by Walk the Moon:
Now with 28 weeks at No. 1 (as of the chart dated March 4), “Heathens” — the duo’s single from the Suicide Squad soundtrack — has spent more time atop the chart than any other song, dating to the tally’s June 2009 inception.
Twenty One Pilots are sharing a behind the scenes web series on YouTube. The first of five episodes is now up.
Twenty One Pilots have shared a “making of” featurette for their video “Heavydirtysoul.”