By: Mariana Rodriguez
After releasing their first album and second album, twenty-one pilots in 12/29/09 and Regional at Best in 7/8/11, Twenty-One Pilots has been grabbing the attention of teens in growing numbers.
The band was formed in 2009 in Columbus, OH with three members, Tyler Joseph, Chris Salih,and Nick Thomas. In 2011, Twenty-One pilots turned into a duo with a new member Josh Dun but Chris Salih and Nick Thomas left the band due to scheduling problems.
The type of music that they sing is alternative hip hop and alternative rock but before it’s a song, it`s a poem created by Josh and Tyler. The songs are based on teen suicide, social anxiety, and stress. Most people said that they can relate to the songs, mainly, stressing out because most people are stressed out and they all want to turn back time.
“I’m taking 4 AP classes and I have to worry about college. Like it states in the song I wish we could turn back time, to the good old days. When our momma sang us to sleep but now we’re Stressed Out,” said Alexis Ortega, a junior. “ The whole song is true because I am Stressed Out”, said a freshman, Rachel Molina, freshmen.
Now that Twenty-One pilots is duo it is harder for them to sound like a band but they still bring a mix of instruments to make their music sound like a synthesizer which is an electrical musical instrument that produces many different sounds, keytar that gives the music a nice beat and rhythm.“I like the rhythm,”said freshman, Celeste Duran.
Furthermore,Tyler Joseph came up with the band name,Twenty-One Pilots from a play called All My Sons by Arthur Miller, a play about a man who caused the death of “twenty-one pilots” during WW2 because he knew that he sent the broken parts for the good of his business. Tyler says, “Having the band name, Twenty-One Pilots means something that reminds us that sometimes the right decision may not be the decision that benefits you right now, it may be a harder decision and it might be the decision that takes more work.”
If twenty-One Pilots is a similar band that you listen to, than they are just right for you.
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