Sweet relief, twenty one pilots are back! The Columbus, Ohio two piece of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have returned from their year long hiatus with brand new song “Jumpsuit”, from upcoming full length album Trench, available October 5th on Fueled By Ramen.
Cue tears being shed worldwide as members of the Clique rejoice with the return of their band and the continuation of the twenty one pilots story and subsequent mythology. “Jumpsuit” begins from where “Heavydirtysoul” left off, expressed mainly by the presence of the burnt out vehicle.
“We’ve been here the whole time. You were asleep. Time to wake up.”
If you were concerned about twenty one pilots going too mainstream or too pop, the beefy bassy introduction of “Jumpsuit” will soothe you. And if you loved their catchy pop polish, you’ll find that here too, with repetitions of “Jumpsuit, jumpsuit, cover me” and accents of electronica and even a touch of reggae chill. It’s beyond thrilling to see the band back, with familiar dance moves of Tyler, even though we’re in fresh new territory and visually beginning a new journey.
The presence of a veiled and caped figure, riding rapidly toward Tyler, as well as distant observers are all brilliant metaphors adding to this moving imagery. The rider is reminiscent of the grotesque Blurryface character of the previous album. In “Jumpsuit” there’s a confrontation of the two, and though Tyler follows him and his horse, the grip seems disrupted by the appearance of yellow, specifically yellow petals.
The raining down of yellow petals and repeat of “If you need anyone” is moving and a powerful turning point both in the song and in the video. In gentle conversational lyrics, there’s lyrical reference to the throat and hands; the parts which were blacked in the Blurryface cycle. Seeming encouraged by onlookers and their gestures, Tyler’s vocal intensity rears up as he runs and escapes the immediate clutches of the figure. Seeming to have a masked Josh Dun (perhaps) watching the scene from up high.
It’s a powerful return for this incredible band and now that we’ve wiped the tears away, we are beyond excited to watch this new chapter unfold. Check out “Jumpsuit”:
This band don’t do things in halves, hey. Along with “Jumpsuit” is another single “Nico And The Niners” which also continues sharing about ‘my jumpsuit’ and introduces characters of “Nico and The Niners” as well as touches on the code they had used before the hiatus was over: “East Is Up”. Featuring that deliciously rapidly enunciated vocal styling of Tyler Joseph, it’s another brilliant track from the duo.
As well as this, they’ve announced a worldwide tour, referred to as “The Bandito Tour”, touching North America, Australia, Europe and United Kingdom. Clique, lose your cool in 3-2-1. SCREAMMMMMMM!! Check dates and venues and get early access to tickets here: www.twentyonepilots.com