After the success with 2015's Blurryface, Twenty One Pilots released Trench via Fueled by Ramen Records this past Friday (10/5/18). The duo started the hype over the summer by dropping singles "Jumpsuit" and "Nico and the Niners" along with a series of music videos.
With lead vocalist, Tyler Joseph's storytelling lyrics and Josh Dun's impeccable drumming, the duo creates an escape into a different world for their fans. While Trench is more low key than Blurryface, it still tackles various styles and showcasing an instinct for songwriting.
The opening track, "Jumpsuit" sets the stage for the new world of TØP ⸺ the only way to escape is by wearing a yellow jumpsuit ⸺ with the lyrics "I can’t believe how much I hate/ Pressures of a new place roll my way." Taking it back to their 2015 album, "Morph" brings in the R&B heavy hooks. "Cut My Lip" slow grooves with the lyrics "I don't mind at all, lean on my pride/Lean on my pride, I'm a lion." The closing track, "Leave The City" showcases Joseph's piano playing and closes the narrative "They know/They know/What I mean."
Twenty One Pilots has done it again with a great album!
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