Back in the plane with Twenty One Pilots!

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I recently just realized that not many people know about the band Twenty One Pilots, and that really ticks me off. They are so freaking talented, it’s mind boggling… Made up of singer/musician Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. These two form a brotherhood in music that is truly fantastic. Pretty much any live YouTube video will prove my point!

The band recently released their latest single “Tear In My Heart” which did just that to my heart. From their upcoming album Blurryface, hitting shelves on May 19. Dun recently told ALT 98.7 the concept behind Blurryface; “It’s a character that comes from an alternate dimension that represents insecurities that we all haveit’s a theme that runs throughout the songs on the album.” He then admitted “Tear In My Heart” is the closest they’ll ever get to a love song. “Heart”, start to finish is done in true 21P fashion. It feels like its made up of several different parts and the lyrics are cool, realistic, and addicting. Joseph’s rant- filled angst-y voice makes you want to learn every single word he preaches; “The songs on the radio are okay, but my taste in music is your face…” That’s what he does, he preaches about every feeling he has ever felt. And it’s brilliant.

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Twenty One Pilots have always been on the bridge between rock and alternative to me. They have the power of a rock band, but hold the melodies and lyrical content of an alt band. Joseph manages to borderline on rap phrasing/screamo sometimes, which further fuels the powerful aura around the band. Lyrics like, “You fell asleep in my car, I drove the whole time, but that’s okay I’ll just avoid the holes so you sleep fine, I’m driving here I sit, cursing my government, for not using my taxes to fill holes with more cement,” are so unique it’s almost comedic, (it also reminds me of my Dad when my Mom falls asleep in the car on long road trips.)

“Tear In My Heart” keeps a piano medley alive, while still holding the electronic hues that plague every good 21P song. Not only is it upbeat, but its fun, energetic, and emotional, all in one song. Joseph punchily sings, “Sometimes you gotta bleed to know, that you’re alive and have a soul, but it takes someone to come around, to show you how.” So basically, find someone who will break your heart, so you can finally learn something. As much of a downer as that sounds, the song doesn’t make you feel sad, it just makes you realize that he’s right. The moments we feel most alive are when we are broken or falling apart. There is something uplifting in the realization of life and all the lessons it offers.

Check out the music video below:

 

-Abbey

A New Year, According to Paramore!

2015 is quickly approaching so I thought it would be fitting to provide you with some nuggets of wisdom to help you start a beautiful new year! As you know, my favorite band is Paramore and with them comes brilliant lyrics. I picked out various lyrics from all four of their albums to give you life knowledge as told from the flaming mouth of Hayley Williams.

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“Some things I’ll never know, and I had to let them go.”

-“Pressure”, All We Know Is Falling

“And when all security fails, Will you be there to help me through.”

-“Conspiracy”, All We Know Is Falling

“I am finding out that maybe I was wrong, that I’ve fallen down and I can’t do this alone, stay with me, this is what I need, please?”

-“My Heart”, All We Know Is Falling

“Somehow, everything’s gonna fall right into place, if we only had a way to make it all fall faster every day.”

-“Hallelujah”, Riot!

“Take these chances to turn it around, yeah take these chances and make it somehow.”

-“When It Rains”, Riot!

“Somewhere weakness is our strength, and I’ll die searching for it.”

-“Let the Flames Begin”, Riot!

“Now, we’ve learned to run from anything uncomfortable, we’ve tied our pain below and no one ever has to know that inside we’re broken.”

-“Miracle”, Riot!

“When all that is waiting for you won’t come any closer, you’ve got to reach out a little more.”

-“Careful”, Brand New Eyes

“You don’t deserve a point of view if the only thing you see is you.”

-“Playing God”, Brand New Eyes

“If it’s not real you can’t hold it in your hands, you can’t feel it with your heart…but if it’s true you can see it with your eyes, even in the dark.”

-“Brick By Boring Brick”, Brand New Eyes

“See I’m trying to find my place and it might not be here where I feel safe, we all learn to make mistakes and run from them.”

-“Misguided Ghosts”, Brand New Eyes

“I could follow you to the beginning, just to relive the start, maybe then we’d remember to slow down, at all of our favorite parts.”

-“All I Wanted”, Brand New Eyes

“No one’s the same as they used to be, much as we try to pretend, no one’s as innocent as they could be, we all fall short, we all sin.”

-“Fast In My Car”, Paramore

“Some of us have to grow up sometimes, and so, if I have to I’m gonna leave you behind.”

-“Grow Up”, Paramore

“But the more I try to push it I realize, gotta let go of control.”

-“Last Hope”, Paramore

“Why you wanna please the world and leave yourself to drop dead? Someday you’re gonna be the only one you’ve got.”

-“Anklebiters”, Paramore

“For all the things you’re alive to feel, let the pain remind you hearts can heal.”

-“Hate to See Your Heart Break”, Paramore

“Just think of the future and think of your dreams, you’ll get away from here, you’ll get away eventually…don’t get lost in the memories, keep your eyes on a new prize.”

-“Future”, Paramore

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Rock on in 2015!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with loving family and friends!

XoXo,

Abbey 🙂