By: Sierra Watts/ Sophomore Writer
Currently on tour, the band Twenty-One Pilots with their original genre is becoming more and more popular. They are on the November cover of Alternative Press. Unlike most pop-culture artists, Twenty-One Pilots lyrical meaning is applicable to how young people are feeling today.
Their genre is “An ocean of telemetronic beats, dubstep drops, banging drums pulsing upwards, breaking into lilting, waving piano and clear vocals. Genre smashing, hipster rapping…” according to Emma Tehar from The Observer.
She also said “If Eminem went to a liberal arts college and then joined Neon Trees, he would make music like this.”
Twenty-One pilot’s music differs so much with each and every song you can’t judge them by only one. Some may say their music is weird — and it is. That is what makes it so good, it is different.
Emma Tehar said later on, “It was hard not to like both the band members and not want to root for their self-proclaimed ‘weird songs.’”
The artists’ biography found on their official Web site credits both Joseph and Josh Dun with saying: “Basically, we are all responsible for the preservation of our personal joy; but happiness is different. Joy is not circumstantial, happiness is. You can be depressed and still have joy. You can be suicidal and still have joy. We all stop thinking and we all stop talking and we all stop sharing and we all stop creating, because by doing any of these things we quickly find out just how unhappy we are. But that’s okay. That’s normal. Don’t let the fear of unhappiness cripple your pursuit of finding what it is you believe. Since joy is found in belief, we all have to push through unhappiness to find joy.”
The way these artists think and relate to young people is what makes them popular. If it isn’t the sound that brings you in it, is the meaning of their songs.
Visit the Twenty-One Pilots site here to listen to their music and read more about the band.