Ah, it's so good to have new twenty one pilots music, isn't it?
As we mentioned, Trench was worked on in total secrecy – but it doesn't sound as though the band would take that approach again on a new record.
“I don’t know that there would be a world in which we completely go off the map again,” said Josh in December last year. “Completely going off the grid was tough for both of us in a lot of ways. We’re both wired to always be wanting to do something that pushes us forward.”
Ahead of Trench’s release in 2018, Tyler and Josh went into detail about how they went offline, with fans having no idea what they were up to in that time.
“The truth is, wherever humans gather, there’s going to be a bunch of emotion,” explained Tyler. “There’s emotion that you can pour into it, there’s emotion that you can receive from it – and ultimately that’s what the internet is. It’s a bunch of us that have gathered in this area, and we’re sharing emotions. And I knew I wanted to preserve any and every emotion for this record only. I didn’t want it to be affected by any sort of outside source. So it’s nothing against social media, necessarily; it was more a protection of the recording and the writing process, which is very delicate. It was about trying to block out those pressures and influences from the outside.”