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Could Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens” video hint at the new era?

"They can't see yellow..."

July 7, 2018
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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.

Read more: TOP released a distorted 8-second song clip and almost broke the internet

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.

https://twitter.com/top__today/status/1012552680177373184

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.

https://twitter.com/ErfanNM/status/1015562108795326464

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.

https://twitter.com/top__today/status/1015610143562756096

https://twitter.com/tolietcigs/status/1015615360056352769

https://twitter.com/tiredmars_/status/1015632016300113920

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!

Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.