Story by: Ian Carson, Managing Editor
On May 19 the popular band twenty one pilots’ released their new album entitled “Blurryface.” Fans have been waiting with haste since the announcement on March 17, as their last album was released two years ago. However, before the release date, the band released five of the songs that are on this album.
“Tear In My Heart,” the second song released, deviated from the band’s usual neurotic pop-esque style. “Tear In My Heart” has a generally upbeat and rock-like feel to it. The song features lyrics such as, “My taste in music is your face,” and “My heart is my armor./ She’s the tear in my heart.” Such lyrics reinforce the happy attitude of the song, a break from their usual sad tone. The song is very enjoyable and encourages listeners to just get up and dance.
“Fairly Local” presents an interesting sound that is difficult to describe. The song is mostly rapped with heavy use of electronic elements. The song has a much more complex meaning than the other songs on the album. The song includes the lyrics, “We’re so cold./It’s the few, the proud, the emotional.” The song has a much deeper meaning concerning how people handle emotions. The song has a consistent beat, but not one that is particularly danceable.
“Lane Boy” is the most recently published song on the album. Although the song, at first glance, seems to deviate too much from the band’s usual style, but it actually has an impressive message. Tyler Joseph, the singer, included the following lyrics, “There’s a few songs on this record that feel common. / I’m in constant confrontation with what I want and what is popping in the industry.” The song is mainly rapped, but inculdes a very danceable beat and heavy use of electronic elements and percussion. The song goes on to discuss how twenty one pilots feels pressured by the music industry to “stay in their lane,” which is exactly what they do not want to do.
All in all, the prospects for this album are very good. I, along with many other fans, eagerly awaited the release of their new album.