Pop/Rock band Twenty One Pilots have reached the number one spot on Billboards Artist 100 chart for their first time on Thursday.
The duo consisting of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have taken the music world by storm. After releasing their first studio album “Vessel” under label Fueled By Ramen, spotlight immediately tagged along. The band struck gold with their second album “Blurryface.”
“People would tell me all the time, ‘You can’t be all things to everyone.’ I would say, ‘I’m not trying to be! I’m being what I want to be for myself.'”- Tyler Joseph in RollingStone interview
Blurryface contained 5 hit singles; “Stressed out,” “Ride,” “Fairly Local,” “Tear in My Heart,” and “Fairly Local.” The album hit Alternative Presses’s “10 Essential Records of 2015” list. Blurryface was nominated for Album Of The Year at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards. The album also won the category of “Top Rock Album” at the Billboard Music Awards.
The single “Stressed Out” spoke to an audience that recognizes the end of our individual adolescence, with lyrics “We used to play pretend, give each other different names, We would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away, Used to dream of outer space but now they’re laughing at our face, Saying, ‘Wake up, you need to make money.'”
Twenty One Pilots are known for their creative yet simple ways of bringing out feelings that we all contain, but are too afraid to confront more often than not.
Twenty One Pilots pay tribute to My Chemical Romance
Recently, Joseph and Dun paid tribute to legendary rock band MCR (My Chemical Romance).
About ten years after MCR broke the music world with their third album “Welcome to the Black Parade,” the band leaked a date out on Twitter in which many thought would lead to another album. It turned out to be the 10th anniversary of WTTBP, and the group would release a remastered version including other artists’ covers of the albums hit songs.
Twenty One Pilots would contribute, releasing their cover of MCR’s hit “Cancer” on Twitter, in which those on social media would go absolutely nuts.
This is a very emotional song that puts the singer into a first-person character of a cancer patient which speaks of the struggles of the disease. MCR released the song with more of a “fighting” tempo to it, which a more upbeat style, and tone of voice that represented a patient battling. Twenty One Pilots would take a slower, hip-hop approach to the song. Joseph’s tone of voice is one of a patient losing the battle, the opposite of MCR’s take. The chorus portion of TOP’s take brings a drop of a beat in which will literally give you goosebumps.
The cover of this song was released earlier this September, and only added to TOP’s repertoire.
With two of the hottest albums created, Twenty One Pilots head onto their “Emotional Roadshow” tour lasting from September 30th of this year, to April 8th of next year.
Joseph and Dun have spoken about an up-and-coming album as well. There is no doubt that it will be as good if not better than their first two. The whole world is watching, and can’t wait to see what these guys can produce next for fans.