Listen to Babyface, an album of beautifully relaxing twenty one pilots lullabies
From My Chemical Romance to Panic! At The Disco, Sparrow Sleeps specialise in creating “lullaby renditions of your favourite artists”, and they’ve just worked their magic on some of twenty one pilots’ biggest hits.
The duo – composer Casey Cole and designer Peter Lockhart – have just dropped their latest album Babyface, a 10-track album of career-spanning TOP lullabies, from Vessel favourites Trees and Truce, to Blurryface mega-singles Tear In My Heart, Ride and Stressed Out, to standalone smash Heathens, and Trench’s My Blood and Chlorine. They’ve even taken things up to the present day, reworking latest album Scaled And Icy’s first two singles: Shy Away and Choker. Excellently thorough work, guys!
“We always discussed releasing an album of twenty one pilots lullabies, but for some reason it always evaded us,” says Casey. “It only took seven-plus years of making these albums for it to finally happen.”
Detailing how they adapted twenty one pilots’ genre-hopping material, Casey continues: “When you break these songs down to their bare bones, you can definitely hear how hauntingly beautiful Tyler [Joseph, frontman]‘s melodies are.
“Some of these songs were a challenge to transpose. In songs like Ride and Heathens where the melodies are rapid-fire, we had to simplify them.”
Tyler Joseph performed an absolutely beautiful one-two of Heathens and Trees during twenty one pilots’ incredible Livestream Experience earlier this year – watch it now.
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