Tyler Joseph Reveals How His Mental Health Inspired Twenty One Pilots New Album

5 September 2018, 17:56 | Updated: 5 September 2018, 18:05

Twenty One Pilots / Tyler Joseph
Twenty One Pilots / Tyler Joseph. Picture: Fueled By Ramen / Beats 1
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

"The fact that we're in a world where we’re talking about it is something I’ve been looking for for a while"

Tyler Joseph has revealed the story behind making Twenty One Pilots new album TRENCH.

In a wide-ranging interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, in the home studio that Tyler and Josh recorded most of the album, Tyler goes into detail about the making of TRENCH, including discussing how writing 'Heathens' for the Suicide Squad soundtrack triggered the start of the back story to TRENCH.

Elsewhere, Tyler talks at length about how the clique inspired the record, how his grandad died last month while completing the record, and wanting to start a family with his wife Jenna. He also opened by how anxiety and depression played a role in the themes of the record ("my music is me talking about it and is the window into it but I don't think it is healthy for me to give you the keys to that house"). Zane even managed to squeeze out the final lyrics on the album on final track 'Leave The City', which are "they know what I mean".

Watch the full (and brilliant) interview below: