Trench

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"Trench"

Twenty One Pilots End Their Hiatus With This Alt-Rock Album

After Twenty One Pilots’ breakthrough album Blurry Face, fans were eagerly awaiting a new album. Blurry Face, which was named after a character the band created, incorporated in it elements of alternative, trip-hop, hip hop, reggae, and rap, along with electronic music into a cohesive and tight record. It was an instant success and topped the Billboard charts in the USA and multiple other countries worldwide. In 2018, it created history by being the only album to have every song on the album to receive a gold certification from the RIAA. This album led to the launch of twenty one pilots, which consists of the musical duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, into mainstream success. In 2017, the song “Stressed Out” even won a Grammy for best pop duo/group performance. The song “Heathens” onto the Suicide Squad soundtrack and became an instant hit – After their launch into mainstream success, there was a lull of almost three years, until the band finally came out with Trench in October, 2018. The album revolves around the conceptual world of “Trench”, and the city Dema, which is the creative brainchild of Tyler Joseph. This fictional city was created much before they began the song writing process. Joseph on reddit explains that the word. Dema means Tower of Silence, where people practising the faith of Zoroastrianism would lay their dead to be disposed of by vultures. Joseph points out how something as small as the lack of vultures to dispose of the dead was leading to the death of their religion. The city Dema is ruled by nine bishops of whom Nico is the head. The Banditos is the group which aims at liberating the people of Dema from the rule of the bishops. This group uses the colour yellow since it cannot be detected by the bishops. The colour yellow along with the vulture which alludes to the Tower of Silence, finds its way onto the album cover art – On this album retains the varied elements of their previous album into a much more mature and structured record. This smarter sound can be attributed to the contribution of Paul Meany, the lead singer of the indie band Mutemath, who co-produced and co-wrote the album. The song writing still explores the themes of anxiety, depression and insecurities, just as Blurry Face did. It is this conceptual creativity along with their ability to blend genres seamlessly, which has made Twenty One Pilots attain the massive fan base that it has. They have managed to achieve this chart-topping success without being conventionally pop, but at the same time producing a radio friendly sound. While this album has failed to achieve the commercial success their previous album did, it still manages to be at par with, if not above Blurry Face.

Written by @Soulbyweekly from SoulByweekly
Jun 28, 2019

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Released

  • Oct 05, 2018

Genres

  • Alternative/Indie Rock
  • Rap

Label

  • Fueled by Ramen

Producer

  • Tyler Joseph
  • Paul Meany

Studio

  • Tyler Joseph's home studio (Columbus, Ohio)
  • United Recording Studios (Hollywood, California)

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Trench is the fifth studio album by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, released on October 5, 2018, through Fueled by Ramen. It is the band's first studio album in three years, after the breakthrough success of their previous album, Blurryface (2015). Recorded in secret during a year-long public silence, it is a concept album which explores mental health, suicide and doubt, themes prominently featured in the band's previous works, framed in the metaphorical city of Dema and the surrounding valley known as "Trench". The album is also the first release of the newly revived Elektra Music Group.
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