The new song is called "Fairly Local". It's different, but I personally don't think in a bad way. It is an intense preview of what is to come on their upcoming album Blurryface, that will be released on May 19th of this year. (!!!)
Twentyone pilots is a two-piece band made up of the adorable singer Tyler Joesph and the spunky-hair-always-dyed-a-different-color drummer Josh Dun. It's hard to classify twentyone pilots into a genre. It's like part ukelele-punk-rock and part good-white-boy-rap. I'm pretty sure there is not a specific genre for that. Their first album Vessel is probably my favorite album I've ever listened to. Their lyrics are just so powerful and familiar. The most popular song by them is Car Radio and with good reason. It's poetry. Spoken word put to music. It's really quite beautiful.
Perhaps what I like most about twentyone pilots is how much they really care for their fans. The tweet announcing the new album said "Your album is called Blurryface, available May 19. Your world tour starts this fall. Your new music video is here now." This music isn't just about them. It's about us. Fans are a part of who twentyone pilots has and will become. I've never seen a band like that. Really in all honestly, ever.
|Screenshot of the Video. Property of Fueled by Ramen and twentyone pilots.|
This new song is darker. The music video for "Fairly Local" features a red-headed drummer Josh Dun and an even-more-intense-than-usual singer Tyler Joesph. I know a few fellow twentyone pilots fans aren't quite sure what to make of this song yet. They say that it feels a little *too* mainstream for this band and that the lyrics hold less meaning than some of their original songs. While I can see their point, I really enjoy this new style. And I can't wait to see what else they have in store. Just maybe, without the chorus repeated quite as often. See fo' yourself.