Twenty One Pilots makes the beat

Staff reporter Tori Cooper reviews the band Twenty One Pilots.

Tori Cooper, Staff reporter


Over the last couple of years my music taste has completely changed, there is no doubt about that, but throughout my journey of revamping my musical tastes I have come across a band that has to be one of my favorite musical artists today. The lyrics Twenty-One Pilots has put out into the world is something beautiful, yet edgy enough to give you that rebellious feeling when you are blasting their music while at a red light.

For me the first song that I ever heard by them was their song Migraine. I found it while watching a live room video of Ed Sheeran. The song was so catchy and got stuck in my head. I mumbled the lyrics to myself for days. “I,I,I, I got a migraine” was the one line form the song that I knew. I found myself tapping the beat in class and singing random parts of it around my house. I finally Youtubed the band and went on a binge for the rest of the night. I found that their music was a source of lyrical genius. They hold so much more meaning to them, allowing the listeners to really connect with the lyrics.

In their song Anathema, Tyler sings “Won’t you go to someone else’s dreams

won’t you go to someone else’s head, haven’t you taken enough from me, won’t you torture someone else’s sleep?”

Take what you will from those lyrics, but I believe that everyone has had that thing/person that they can’t stop thinking and dreaming about. This could relate to almost everyone in someway. Without even thinking, you most likely thought of how you relate to what Joseph says in the lyrics.

The band was formed in 2009, by two college friends Tyler Joseph and Nick Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. They really started to break out this year, since they performed on the MTV VMAs. They’re out there performance really got people talking. With their white ski mask filled crowd, and high energy performance, how could one not be talking about them. Not to mention that the Point played their song Car Radio constantly, getting their song stuck in everyone’s head. Everyone including me.

This summer they toured with Panic! at the Disco, playing their songs from their albums Vessel and Regional at Best, Vessel being the album that has one of my favorite songs on it, Run and Go. The lyrics of the song are basically saying that he doesn’t want to put his problems on anyone, at least thats how I thought of it when he sings “Don’t wanna hand you all my trouble, don’t wanna give you all my demons, you’ll have to watch me struggle, From several rooms away, but tonight I’ll need you to stay.”

They have so many great songs, my group of friends even took one of their songs and basically made it their theme song (roughly). It is Twenty One Pilots’ song Holding on to You. For some reason, the upbeat song gets all of them screaming and it doesn’t matter where they are, car, house, or even in a parking lot. The band has really formed a bond with the group.

“Lean with it, rock with it,when we gonna stop with it,lyrics that mean nothing, we were gifted with thought,is it time to move our feet to an introspective beat,It ain’t the speakers that bump hearts, it’s our hearts that make the beat.”

Those lyrics are what get the group screaming, they could all be upset with each other but scream along to the song. Watching how this band brings all of them together is inspiring.

I find the band being put into almost all of my playlists, the one I play at the gym, in my car, while I’m getting ready, even when I’m cleaning. They are well known in my home now. Though my parents most likely have no idea who the artist is, I have heard them humming to one of their song. This is a great band, I recommend them for everyone, there isn’t a bad song on any of their albums.