Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Song: "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots

A quick run through
By Marielou Obdeijn

After keeping their fans on edge for a couple of days, mainly due to an anonymous twitter account posting pictures and clips that have to do with new music, Twenty One Pilots have released a third song from their upcoming album "Blurryface". The album is suppose to be out May 19, and will feature a total of 14 tracks, the previously released Fairly Local, Tear In My Heart and now a song called Stressed Out.

In the video clip for this song we can see singer Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun riding around their hometown on tricycles At first it is only Tyler, but after picking Josh up at his house they ride around together. Particular for this video is that they have filmed inside the houses where both band members grew up. The first shot of them being inside is filmed inside Josh’s house, and the second shot inside the bedroom Tyler used to share with his brother.

Not only have they filmed inside their childhood homes, they also included each of their immediate families. In the second half of the video there is a scene where both Tyler and Josh are lying on beds with each of their families standing behind them. The families then join in to sing the lyrics wake up, you need to make money

Now for the song itself. The track has something familiar, calming, while still giving you a feeling of “What in God's name am I listening to?" From the awkward way Tyler sings “I wish I didn't have to rhyme every time I sang”, purposely not letting it rime with the sentence before, to the repeating “My name’s ‘Blurryface’ and I care what you think”. 

The entire song makes listeners feel nostalgic, makes them wish for the ‘good ol’days’ like they sing in the song, and clearly expresses the way Tyler wishes they could go back in time to a period where life was less stressful and people expected less from them.
I really love this song, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! Did you like it? Or do you have a theory on what meaning may be behind this video and/or song? Let me know!

Pre-order Blurryface here, and look here
for more information about the blurryface character represented by the low voice in the song, and the way the fans interpretate the album and songs.