Twenty One Pilots New Album 'TRENCH': Everything We Know So Far
9 August 2018, 12:31 | Updated: 9 August 2018, 12:59
A round up all the info we have on 'Trench', the fifth studio album by Twenty One Pilots.
With the long-awaited release of the video for 'Heavydirtysoul', Twenty One Pilots brought an end to the Blurryface era, capping off a year that took them from the world's biggest cult band to stadium superstars.
After months of secretly teasing their return, in July the band confirmed the title of their fifth studio album would be ‘TRENCH’ and returned with two new songs (and videos) ‘Jumpsuit’ and ‘Nico and the Niners’. This week (Aug 8) they followed that up with a third song and video ‘Levitate’.
All three videos tell the story of TRENCH, a concept based on the story of Clancy who wants to escape a mysterious city/cult called DEMA (more on that here). Watch the three videos below.
'Nico and the Niners':
So what do we know about this new era of Twenty One Pilots? Here’s all the official information released by the band so far.
1) What is the release date of Twenty One Pilots' next album?
2) What is the title of Twenty One Pilots' new fifth album?
The title of their next album is TRENCH. The news was confirmed by the band when they released the first two songs for the record on July 11th.
3) What is the tracklist for Trench?
TOP confirmed the tracklist for TRENCH as the time of the release of Levitate (Aug 8). The album features 14 songs including the three songs we’ve heard so far.
4. My Blood
7. Neon Gravestones
8. The Hype
9. Nico And The Niners
10. Cut My Lip
12. Pet Cheetah
14. Leave The City
What does the album cover look like?
It looks like this:
4) What will Twenty One Pilots new album sound like?
In an interview with Alt Press last year, Tyler revealed some of the initial ideas he's been playing with in the studio while out on the road.
"I was working on something last night that I'm really excited about... Right now I think it would be a little less up-tempo than the last record. I would want to focus a little more on the lyrical content."
5) Will there be any collaborators on Twenty One Pilots' next album?
Eagle-eyed music fans spotted this tweet from Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo earlier today:
Met @tylerrjoseph yesterday and got his iphone password.— Rivers Cuomo (@RiversCuomo) July 11, 2017
Could a collab be on the way? Rivers has made a habit of writing on other people's records in recent years, contributing to tracks for the likes of All Time Low, Charli XCX, Katy Perry and, perhaps most notably, co-writing on Panic! At The Disco's monster hit 'Victorious'. Fingers crossed he's got some ideas lined up for Tyler and Josh, we would certainly love to hear what their combination of styles would sound like.
6) What will the next Twenty One Pilots album be about?
In the same interview, Tyler pulled out a similarity between his new ideas and the band's self-titled record.
"There are parts of the self-titled record that, production-wise and vocally... There are so many things wrong with that record, or at least perceived as wrong. But the authenticity, lyrics, delivery and the fearlessness of the songwriting, I'd like to try to take [TØP] back to that. It's really hard to write a slower song. I want to try to write some slower songs again."
7) Are Twenty One Pilots going on tour?
Tyler and Josh will also be heading off on tour to promote the new album and it's starting a LOT sooner than you think.
The boys will celebrate TRENCH with “The Bandito Tour”, a massive headline world tour set to get underway October 16th in Nashville. The tour will stop in cities across the US through the autumn followed by dates in Australia, Europe and the UK, including a date at the SSE Wembley Arena on 7th March 2019.