Some Fans Think Twenty One Pilots Deliberately Leaked Their New Song
28 August 2018, 13:14 | Updated: 28 August 2018, 13:21
It's like a classic whodunit: was it Apple Music, a fan or the band themselves?
Fans are speculating that the duo dropped the song as a response to a fan allegedly leaking the audio before it was due to be released. Prepare yourself, because this timeline is wild, and I have the receipts to prove it.
Back on August 21st, an advert for TRENCH played during a commercial break for the VMAs, and fans were quick to note that an unreleased track was being played in the background.
GUYS IM WATCHING THE VMAS AND THIS TRENCH COMMERCIAL LEAKED A SNIPPET OF A SONG ???????? pic.twitter.com/FcYtZyxZn8— maria thot 💛 (@MariaAlejAlva) August 21, 2018
Since Tyler Joseph has a bit of a reputation for leaking his own music - remember when he literally posted the entirety of ‘Heathens’ online? - The Clique immediately starting cracking jokes.
did twenty one pilots just leak a part of a new song?? on the vmas?? GUYS IM SCREAMING— higher when im heavy ||-// 75 DAYS ! (@clancysbrother) August 21, 2018
twenty one pilots: *give us a sneak peak of my blood*— Eve (@lostmyhal_o) August 24, 2018
us: *expect them to leak the whole song just like with levitate and already have everything backed up with things that make sense*
twenty one pilots: see u september 7 xoxo here's a thread of our favourite lush bath bombs✨🌼
twenty one pilots: leaks ten seconds of a song— leah (@JUMPSUlTZ) August 22, 2018
Y'ALL ONE OF THE DISCORD GROUPS I'M IN LEAKED THIS, TWENTY ONE PILOTS' MY BLOOD IS A BOP YOU GUYS pic.twitter.com/8DzZqmuNQ7— Luigi (@luigisrivera) August 24, 2018
Fast forward to yesterday, when an Apple Music error allowed for some fans to listen to the track early.
My Blood will be 3 minutes and 49 seconds long. also, it appears that some people have been able to listen to it. there may be some leaks coming out today pic.twitter.com/rJWtgZ0KYf— /r/twentyonepilots (@DiscordClique) August 27, 2018
It didn’t take long for the entire track to be leaked on Twitter, and fans were divided on the matter.
y’all want me to leak the whole song?— 𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒑𝒉 (@yeIIowsocks) August 27, 2018
Hey... I'm sorry but u should have respected them...— Nurie🌌 (@nuriieta4) August 27, 2018
If they want the song released, they will release it by themselves...
But well... no problem, I won't listen it until its official...
I WANT TO LISTEN BUT I DONT WANT TO— cat sees tøp live nov. 3 (@stabmewithspork) August 27, 2018
I’m going to cry. I love my blood so FUCKING MUCH.— LEVITATĒ #TRENCH (@StopitVincent) August 27, 2018
me: i want tyler and josh to leak it whenever they’re comfortable they’ve worked hard for this even if it was to get leaked by someone else i won’t listen to it because it’s disrespectful and unethical towards their hard work— sel (@jumpsuitss) August 27, 2018
I’LL GO WITH YOUUUU
STAY WITH ME
MY BLOOD pic.twitter.com/LN0bU9Mdeo
ANIME ICON PERSON LEAKED ALL OF MY BLOOD THEY ARE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR— emily 72 (@marveIpiIots) August 27, 2018
Some fans even started to theorise that the band actually WANTED Apple to release the song early.
And yall i know nothing about leaking and all that, but it’s possible that the boys do this on purpose? Like low key leak new stuff. To hype us up or whatever— erle (@erlegaryrvin) August 27, 2018
This fandom, honestly.
Now here’s where the story gets really crazy: hours later, Twenty One Pilots officially released the track and nobody can figure out if that was the plan all along or if this was done in response to the leak.
WAIT THEY RELEASED MY BLOOD WHAT— 𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒑𝒉 (@yeIIowsocks) August 27, 2018
every other song: here’s 💕 YOUR 💓 song 💞 uwu we love you 💗 just for you bb 🌟— sel (@jumpsuitss) August 28, 2018
my blood: *gets leaked*
tyler typing angrily: https://t.co/nQFXPF83sE
tl;dr MY BLOOD WAS OUT ABOUT 7 HOURS BEFORE THE LEAK A N D THE OFFICIAL RELEASE— Lorenzo (@Smithidoodle) August 28, 2018
This isn’t the first time streaming platforms have released music earlier than anticipated. In fact, a very similar instance occurred when TØP were due to release ‘Levitate’.
i’m sorry but how the fuck does tidal leak levitate and then apple music leaks my blood?? these are two major companies, I don’t see how they could both screw up like this— mal | 164 (@bvnditodun) August 27, 2018
It looks like the band isn’t taking the leak too harshly though, as Tyler is still interacting with fans on Twitter.
in 5 hours:— softest of tyler (@softestoftyler) August 28, 2018
my blood was leaked.
my blood was released.
tyler posted on insta for the first time in over a year.
the band posted a video for my blood on youtube.
the band posted on instagram.
the band posted a story.
the band tweeted.
tyler liked clique art on twitter. pic.twitter.com/vemvfATlpA
So… I guess everything worked out okay?
TRENCH is due to be released on October 5th (but let’s be honest, we’ll probably hear a few more singles / leaks before then).