It looks like twenty one pilots are continuing the cryptically tease their next era with another new clue.
It’s been well over two years since twenty one pilots released their last full-length album Trench. Since then,Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have put out their chart-topping single “Level Of Concern” and an original Christmas song “Christmas Saves The Year.”
Over the course of 2020, twenty one pilots shared quite a few details regarding their next album. 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.”
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 hasn’t stopped fans from theorizing their own.
Then, last month, the duo really sent fans into a theory frenzy when they updated their social media headers. Joseph and Dun said goodbye to the Trench era yellow and hello to a hazy orange in a new image.
Twenty One Pilots have changed their banner! pic.twitter.com/3rFih60gTe
— Clikkies Crave (@clikkiescrave) January 7, 2021
As we know, twenty one pilots associate one strong color with each of their albums. 2015’s Blurryface is associated with red while the Trench era is known for its distinct yellow. Seeing as the header image is orange, a color that twenty one pilots haven’t used before, fans think this may be a clue about their next era.
Now, it looks like Joseph has just shared another cryptic symbol with fans. This week, the vocalist updated his Twitter photo that features a mysterious blue symbol.
The color of the symbol now has some fans convinced twenty one pilots’ next era is actually blue, not orange. One fan on Reddit pointed out that the Trench yellow turns to blue when inverted.
Other eagle-eyed fans also noticed some strange similarities to previous twenty one pilots posts that may not be a coincidence. To start, one Twitter user noticed that Joseph has a history of sharing clues around his loved one’s birthdays.
i doubt it’s anything important, but i’ve noticed a pattern with tyler joseph’s crypticness. he always does cryptic stuff on/close to birthdays-
LOC scavenger hunt: jennas birthday
blue PSI symbol post: rosies birthday week…
— 𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙞 ☻ ||-// (@banditodeni) February 9, 2021
As well, many noticed that the cryptic blue symbol is actually a PSI symbol that stands for the psyche. The symbol even made an appearance in Dema, further linking the former era with the upcoming era.
Ψ as in the greek letter psi as in psyche as in the mind. as in the symbol for the psychology, for the apa…for the field & the organizations dedicated to solving and treating problems of the mind. “a message of unity, truth, and rebellion against the oppressive forces of dema” pic.twitter.com/iazBOgpfMq
— riss (@morphtosomeone) February 26, 2019
Another fan even spotted a coincidence on the album artwork for twenty one pilots’ recent Christmas song. If you zoom in closely, the three capital letters on the wrapping paper are “S,” “I” and “P” which spell “PSI” when rearranged.
ana @AnaAllanPoe found this. the first letters make it PSI. it’s a Greek letter that looks like the east is up symbol. there was a theory about Psi I will leave the link to the thread down below@twentyonepilots @tylerrjoseph @joshuadun pic.twitter.com/s43HzzcI2r
— ⚪🔴⚪k🌈 (@west_is_down) December 11, 2020
Amidst all of the theories floating around, a lot of fans collectively believe twenty one pilots’ next era will be blue.
if twenty one pilots actually end up doing a blue era… 💀💀
— ari 🥀 (@falIanathema) February 7, 2021
I need a new twentyonepilots era and im so down for the color to be blue
— grac•stream level of concern (@dunwithgrace) February 8, 2021
twenty one pilots in their history have displayed a primary color scheme that has become essential to explaining the recent narrative albums. blurryface era was primarily red, trench was yellow and this new era is projected to be blue according to tyler’s new pfp. https://t.co/SmyQbkG4ai
— kars (@_bIurryface) February 6, 2021
If the next twenty one pilots era is blue… 💙
— Amber✨ (@amber_amberson) February 6, 2021
Twenty one pilots blue era??? I’m ready
— Michael (@ScottyBoy03) February 6, 2021
a blue twenty one pilots album cover is something that we all need
— ً (@JOSHESCULT) February 7, 2021
What are your theories about Tyler Joseph’s new profile photo? Do you think twenty one pilots’ next era will really be blue? Let us know in the comments below.