The charismatic awkwardness of TWENTY ØNE PILØTS' music and presence has not only stirred a coining of their own genre of music, but also the passion of a rabid fan base (called the Skeleton Clique or simply the clique). Watching Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun is part of the experience when listening to their sonically diverse and intensely catchy music, and luckily they've put out a few videos to make that possible. Here are the top five TWENTY ØNE PILØTS videos.
“Holding On To You”
This enigmatic video features high speed shots and confusing angles, emphasized by the skeletal ballet company and unbalanced maestro. The twitching, head shaking and calculated performance mirrors the sentiment of loss and eventual regaining of control in one's life. This single appeared on two studio albums, Regional At Best and Vessel .
“Guns For Hands”
One of the simpler videos accompanies the single, “Guns For Hands” off of Vessel. A plain white backdrop punctuates the duo's roles, singing, drumming and playing piano. They hide their faces during several instances with ski masks and tape (color coordinated, of course).
An emotional segue to an impulsive moment kicks off the visuals for “Car Radio” off of Vessel. The idea that silence leads to destructive thought patterns isn't a new one, but TWENTY ØNE PILØTS does articulate it in a completely understandable way.
This video from Blurryface's “Lane Boy” takes on a darker aesthetic which matches the track's message quite literally by taking place on a road and the fact that Tyler “knows a thing or two about pain...and darkness.” The toxicity of fame and success displayed through two gentleman in hazmat suits accentuates the idea.
One of the most popular releases, “Stressed Out” off their latest album, Burryface, is easily also the most intriguing video to come from TWENTY ØNE PILØTS so far. They capture the innocence of childhood that is expressed in the song through simple bedroom scenes and oversized big wheels.
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