Last week, we learned that twenty one pilots‘ never-ending “Level Of Concern” video has officially come to an end. However, Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph managed to make history before pulling the plug on the video.
Thanks to the historic continuous visual, twenty one pilots are now Guinness World Record holders.
Following the release of “Level Of Concern” in April, twenty one pilots teamed up with their fanbase to create a never-ending video for the single. Powered by the video software Imposium, the visual refreshed every 3 minutes and 40 seconds with new fan clips in real-time. twenty one pilots developed the concept with award-winning director Jason Zada.
Since it went live in June, fans submitted their own “Level Of Concern” related content. From covers to dance routines and everything in between, the fans kept the never-ending video going for nearly six months.
However, last week, we found out that the “Level Of Concern” video wasn’t actually never-ending after all. twenty one pilots shared a hilarious video confirming that the continuous visual is officially done streaming.
“For the last 178 days fans have been generating a never-ending music video for Level of Concern. Well, we thought it was never going to end.”
for the last 178 days fans have been generating a never-ending music video for Level of Concern. well, we thought it was never going to end. pic.twitter.com/FxoZVg2qi5
— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) December 16, 2020
In the end, the video managed to run for approximately 4,264 hours after 178 days. Now, it looks like the historic video just broke a major Guinness World Record. According to the world record books, the never-ending “Level Of Concern” video is now officially the longest music video ever.
“since josh accidentally pulled the plug on the never-ending video for Level of Concern, Guinness checked out the stats and declared it officially the longest video ever. congratulations, you did it.”
since josh accidentally pulled the plug on the never-ending video for Level of Concern, Guinness checked out the stats and declared it officially the longest video ever. congratulations, you did it. pic.twitter.com/5DFGsQA8ac
— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) December 19, 2020
Along with smashing a major world record, twenty one pilots are currently working on their follow up to Trench. In May, Joseph told Zane Lowe that the duo has pushed up their album plans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m writing a record right now,” Joseph said at the time. “I’m not sure when it’ll be released. But it’s definitely going to be sooner than we were planning on releasing a record.”
The frontman also opened up to Alternative Press this summer on the future of live shows and what to expect from the band next.
“I’m not really sure which direction we’re gonna go yet,” he said. “There are two very different records, in my opinion, to be written. One being right now and the other one being after that. I don’t know which one I’m going to do first. I have an idea of what I think is next, sonically. It’s just whether or not it’s too big of a risk, I guess.”
More recently, Joseph gave an update in mid-November with a brief video on his Instagram Story where he shared a simple, “I’m working on the album.” No specific release timeline or details have been revealed just yet, but that didn’t stop fans from theorizing their own.
Earlier this month, twenty one pilots released their first piece of new music since “Level Of Concern.” To help spread some holiday joy, which we all need in 2020, Dun and Joseph debuted their original Christmas song “Christmas Saves The Year.”
What are your reactions to twenty one pilots setting a new Guinness World Record? Do you wish the continuous “Level Of Concern” music video was still streaming? Let us know in the comments below.