American musical duo Twenty One Pilots return with their anticipated new album 'Trench,' out through Fueled by Ramen!
The album is the band's first studio release in three years and serves as a follow-up to their fourth studio album, 'Blurryface' (2015).
'Trench' features the hit singles "Jumpsuit" and "Nico and the Niners."
Review of Twenty One Pilots - Trench by Thomas Bleach
Over the years Twenty One Pilots have delivered some massive and innovative alternative rock meets pop moments that have undoubtedly inspired so many fans and musicians alike. It had been a little while in between releases for the dynamic duo so their highly anticipated third studio album had a lot of hype surrounding its release. ‘Trench’ introduces a fictional storyline and world that revolves around the city Dema. In this concept they address insecurity, faith, heartbreak and mental illness. From the opening chaotic sound of ‘Jumpsuit’ you are left questioning where they are sonically going to go with this record. Their last album heard them receiving major mainstream attention and selling out arenas all over the world so I expected some more empowering and energetic moments to follow. Instead they got dark, alternative and moody very quickly. Briefly returning to their hip-hop rock roots for the 2min track ‘Levitate’ the band offer a slight diversion with the unreleased album highlight ‘Morph’. But it’s the groovy ‘My Blood’ that full captures the sound and vibe you were expecting to feel for the duration of this record. Except it’s a one of a kind and a true cool moment. From there the album goes into a dark place which will take a few listens to fully digest. There’s a lot of hidden meanings hiding within metaphors which fans are going to excitingly decode. But they really have immersed themselves into a experimental concept which will be interesting to see come alive in their upcoming world tour.
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