Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots

As mentioned on a recently recorded podcast I discovered the new Twenty One Pilots album Blurryface right before we went on our trip in August. I first heard them on the Suicide Squad soundtrack with “Heathens”, which was simply phenomenal. Then I found their most recent album and have fallen in love. There is something about the various songs that just speak to me on some level that you just don’t find in all songs. There is an interesting honesty that seems to permeate through the songs as well as a level of simplicity. The songs are not about being grandiose or about being awesome, but seem to be more grounded.

One thing that is neat about Twenty One Pilots is that it is literally two guys doing everything. It is amazing the depth that the songs that they play seem to have with just the two of them. Some of the songs honestly sound like there is at least a third person singing. For a while I thought that the song “Heathens” had another singer involved. It is so interesting the performance that they seem to put on.

The whole concept behind Blurryface is that it is a persona that the lead singer created that embodied his own insecurity. It really is amazing how someone can get up on stage and put out something that they created. A lot of singers just put together a song that will get played and make money, but there are times where an artist seems to pour their heart and soul into their work. I think when that happens you gets albums such as this one.

Heavydirtysoul

The chorus on this song has such a great rhythm and lyrics. It just makes me think of those times that we are lost and not sure of what we are really doing. “Can you save my, can you save my, can you save my heavy dirty soul.”

Ride

This might be my favorite song on the whole album. This song really calls out some of the grand exclamations that one might make when there is nothing to actually back it up. One part of it talks about how we say we’d take a bullet for someone, but there are not actually any bullets coming through. Metaphorically we can say we would do something, but really until the situation actually comes up we don’t know.

One response to “Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots

  1. Over the summer, Twenty One Pilots (or at least two of them, I don’t know where the other nineteen were) came and played a concert in Columbia, Maryland. My goddaughter and daughter LOVE them, so we took our girls to see them. The concert was amazing.

    Before the show (and this is going to make me sound ten thousand years old) I noticed how all the young people (see, I’m super-old, like grandpa old) were having a great time. Everyone was just so happy. It was really nice. (Maybe I just went to angrier concerts when I was their age. Back in the Stone Ages.)

    Anyway, the music was great, the stage show was amazing, and everyone knew every single word. (Except for me.)

    I recommend you check out the video for House of Gold which hits me pretty hard emotionally (the song, I mean. The video is just cool.) I’ve asked my daughter to learn to play it on her ukelele.

    Thanks for sharing this post!

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