The latest update to Twenty One Pilots‘ DEMA website is falling right in line with Clancy’s recent letter hinting at the return of the dynamic duo. Based on recent clues discovered by the Clique, the new era may see us transitioning from a red color scheme to yellow and possibly, based on recent theories, picking up where the “Heathens” video left off.
I know, I know. Between lack of sleep, cryptic clues and creepy gifs we’re all at our wits’ end trying to piece together the return of TOP. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions since the discovery of the DEMA website back in April, our hopes rising and falling as each clue leaves us eagerly awaiting the next. Fortunately, the most recent addition to the website seems to be reassuring us that TOP’s return is indeed in the near future.
In case you’ve been avoiding the internet for the past 24 hours, Twenty One Pilots officially broke their year-long silence yesterday, sending those who were signed up to receive the newsletter a gif of an eye with the subject line of: “ARE YOU STILL SLEEPING?”
The DEMA website was deleted shortly after the email was received.
Now, the website has returned, this time with a new gif of a torch and a file name of: “_they_ca_ntseeFCE300”
If you recall in Clancy’s most recent letter, it stated “We know that we must go lower, and wait for the torches.” Could this be the torches the letter was referring to?
Fans were quick to point out the FCE300 in the file name is the hex color code for yellow, which falls in line with the color scheme change in the eye.
But just wait.
If you recall, the Clique discovered that two new songs titled “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners” are now listed in two different music databases.
another discovery by the wonderful people over at the @DiscordClique. the two songs ‘jumpsuit’ and ‘nico and the niners’ are now appearing on different ISRC music databases. if you were doubting their authenticity, you should believe right now. these are two REAL songs. pic.twitter.com/KXmtQ40TmD
— top today (@top__today) June 29, 2018
In TOP’s music video for “Heathens” Tyler dons an orange jumpsuit, but after watching the video again, fans were quick pick up on Joseph’s color change choice.
— Erfan |-/ (@ErfanNM) July 7, 2018
Also this part when he escaped the cell and is on stage. pic.twitter.com/GCVbHxQ3ir
— Alston Geers (@acgeers) July 7, 2018
Is it possible that clues to the next era have been in front of our face for this long!?
Twenty One Pilots “Heathens” Music Video
While some will argue that the song was written specifically for the Suicide Squad movie, you might remember a PopBuzz interview where Tyler stated:
“As I was writing the song I was like, I want this song to be a Twenty One Pilots song first. And I want it to resonate with our fans and make sense at our show. Even though the themes in the movie inspired the beginning of it, as the lyrics came together, and as the song came together, I realized, like, this was our song.”
And once again, the theories seem to line up rather nicely with the recent clues.
“they can’t see yellow” is the titles of the newest gif. yellow is the freedom and escape from dema. orange is imprisonment. https://t.co/u2ahQsljD4
— top today (@top__today) July 7, 2018
maybe tyler was sent to dema after he got caught by all the guards at the end of heathens??
— ?????????? (@tolietcigs) July 7, 2018
Maybe thats why the video ended that way. Dema captured him in the end. they stayed hidden during the hiatus because dema had them. clancys letter describes their escape, and the new gif of torches shows they are escaping. (some people might already know this though so oof)
— Mars (@tiredmars_) July 7, 2018
As with every new Twenty One Pilots clue, hundreds of questions are raised. Have these clues really been in front of our faces for THIS long? Is it merely a coincidence? Is the prison in the “Heathens” video actually DEMA? Will the new era pick up where “Heathens” ends?
Let us hear your thoughts on the latest theory developments, below!