Twenty One Pilots' Fifth Album: Title, Tracklist, Rumours & Everything We Know So Far
11 July 2018, 14:12
A round up all the info we have on 'Trench', the fifth studio album by Twenty One Pilots.
Twenty One Pilots have posted TWO new songs from their new album, Trench, the follow up to 2015's Blurryface.
The band posted two videos on their YouTube channel: 'Jumpsuit' and 'Nico and the Niners'. The former has a full music video featuring Tyler Joseph (and Josh Dun right at the end) while the latter is just an audio track. Listen to both songs below:
'Nico & The Niners':
It's now been confirmed that Trench, the fifth studio album from TØP, will be released on October 5th 2018.
The band have been teasing the new material across various platforms, both digital and IRL, in the past week. Billboards appeared overnight in London with the band's new yellow logo and they just tweeted for the first time in a year. The tweet is of an eye, which is the same eye they sent in an email last week only this time the eye also contained footage of the new logo and a horse.
DMAORG.info has also been updated several times with more messages from Clancy's journal. You can read more of the theories surrounding the album over here.
It's also been announced that Tyler and Josh will be heading off on the "Bandito" tour to promote the album. The first tour date will be in Nashville on October 15th and will end in Lisbon in March 2019. The boys will stop in cities across the US, UK, Europe and Australia
Fans in the US can register to buy tickets via Ticketmaster Verified Fan here. If you're in the UK or Australia, you can register for tickets here. For complete details, including all tour stops, and ticket availability on the “Bandito Tour,” head to www.twentyonepilots.com/banditotour.
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.
The band have been hard at work preparing their next record, Trench, their fifth studio album, ever since and rumours are rife that new music will be released this summer. The strongest indication we've received so far came yesterday (June 28) via a TØP fan account on Twitter who noticed that TWO new songs appear to have been registered on an official database of Twenty One Pilot's music.
If you head over to PPL, which licenses recorded music that is played in public and distributes the fees as royalties to its members, added two new tracks: 'Jumpsuit' and 'Nico and the Niners'.
!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/fVlJ6Oh2YF— /r/twentyonepilots (@DiscordClique) June 28, 2018
Another clue about new music came on the mysterious DMAORG site. What is that, you ask? Ok some clever folks noticed that if you head to the Vessel merch store on the Twenty One Pilots website, there is a video at the top which plays a selection of clips of the band. That video hyperlinks out to a gfycat page with a gif playing. At the end of that gif, a website address appears. If you type in that address into a browser, you get sent to the DMAORG site. More recently, a new address appeared in the video which took fans to a page with a 8 second clip of distorted audio. You can listen to that below.
here it is pitched up and played normal then in reverse. the issue is how distorted it is. but ladies and gentleman, almost a year later, we have tyler singing. i’m shaking right now. pic.twitter.com/tCQuUrkr1g— top today (@top__today) June 30, 2018
What does it all mean? We haven't got a fucking clue mate. But props to all the TØP fans that discovered this incredible sleuth.
So what do we know for sure? And what exactly can we expect from their next record? We did some digging and have rounded up all the details we know so far about the fifth studio album from Josh and Tyler.
We'll update this page through the year as we get more info...
1) What is the release date of Twenty One Pilots' next album?
TRENCH will be released on October 5th.
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 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.
4) 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.
5) 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.
But will we see the return of Blurryface or will the focus be on a new character or theme entirely?
6) Are there any more clues online about the next Twenty One Pilots album?
Twenty One Pilots appear to be hinting at their next era already!
The band wrapped up their epic Emotional Roadshow tour with a series of hometown gigs dubbed the Tour De Columbus, Tyler making an emotional goodbye speech to fans from the stage.
Then, on July 6th, the band's Twitter account began posting a series of cryptic images featuring past lyrics and messages reversed over shots of crowds at their shows, seemingly from the view of an eye slowly closing:
But most intriguing of all was this final tweet of the bunch:
What the frick does that mean? Is this what Twenty One Pilots new album cover will look like?
Notice that the famous lines that always go through the letter O in their name or lyrics has now moved over to the letter E which, of course, sent the clique into meltdown.
Even 13 Reasons Why star and noted TØP fan Devin Druid was sleuthing with the rest of the clique:
just realized the dash in the E's replaced the Ø and their profile picture is just the dash. wonder if the / & - correlate to their logo— Devin Druid (@DevinDruid) July 7, 2017
Another sign that TØP are gearing up to release new music is the plethora of fan theories circulating round the internet. The first was essentially an elaborate prank by a couple of fans about a potential release (April 19th) linked to the amount of days since they last tweeted (280 days - 40 weeks) to the religious significance of the number 40 in Christianity and Tyler's faith. That, obviously, turned out to be BS.
Things stepped up a notch after the emergence of the Clancy theory. We've done a deeper dive about the theory but the tl;dr is that fans believe the new album might be called Clancy, or that a character called Clancy might be the focus on the album's songs.
And if that wasn't enough, fans then thought they'd figured out a release date. The theory is related to the previously mentioned Clancy theory and fans now believe that July 13th as the likely release date. Only time will tell (or, y'know, the band will announce a different date).
So could the boys be back sooner rather than later? Or is this their way of annoucing that they are going away for a while?
We'll bring you more details on TØP's fifth album as we get them.
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