twenty one pilots turn back time in era-melding “The Hype” video
There is so much to unpack here.July 26, 2019
Last month, the band scouted fans from Columbus, Ohio to appear in a music video that was filmed after they finished the Bandito Tour stop in the city.
They asked for 18-30-year-olds to feature in it, but they didn’t reveal what song it was for.
Now, we know it was for the Trench track “The Hype”. Needless to say, the video has a lot going on and a ton of hidden messages.
It shows Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun’s rise to fame, from starting out by playing music in their basement. Then, it shows their career progressing from smaller shows to bigger gigs, all with some connection to the house. Then, they explode the building completely.
The video also seems to nod at their song “Stressed Out” with the way they “turn back time”. Also, they’re seen drinking Capri Suns at the end, which is another nod.
Because the video features fans (and an appearance from Ned), it’s possible the house shown was one of their childhood homes.
You can see the video for “The Hype” below.
When the band shared the video, they made a joke about all of the plaid flannels they wear in it.
— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) July 26, 2019
Because there was so much going on in the video, fans already have a ton of theories about it.
You can see what they’re saying on Twitter below.
— érika |-/ (@safetysheeranx) July 26, 2019
eu to louca no cloro ou essas cenas de the hype tem referências a acontecimentos importantes com a banda?
1. A sala, referência ao primeiro smash hit deles: Stressed Out
— shᥱrᥣjᥲᥕᥒ !¡ ; ☄ THE HYPE (@blurrymetrench) July 26, 2019
— Tyler’s red Socks (@Tylers_redsocks) July 26, 2019
— justanøtherpersøn (@willyouletmego) July 26, 2019
THE HYPE IS FUCKING AMAZING OMG BUT WTF IS ONE BUS!?!? And also my friend noticed on the left frame it looks like Dema’s map hmMMMmmmm AND THE STRAWBERRY CAPRISUN AT THE END ARJJJJHHHBH AND NRD DANCING AHHHH ITS SO GOOD @tylerrjoseph @joshuadun @twentyonepilots pic.twitter.com/mXjLiujKHb
— Lydia (@pottytraintyler) July 26, 2019
— BLAS_19 (@BLAS193) July 26, 2019
DID TWENTY ONE PILOTS JUST DID SOME ODE TO SLEEP/STRESSED OUT MV SHIT FOR MY LIL EMOTIONAL SELF IN THE MV FOR THE HYPE
— Lena (@gaskartae) July 26, 2019
More twenty one pilots news
Twenty one pilots are possibly gearing up to drop a collab with one of our favorite pop queens ever — Halsey.
The speculation comes because a new song was added to the band’s discography on BMI repertoire, a music royalty and licensing site.
The website is responsible for bringing fans song titles “Jumpsuit” and “Nico And The Niners” long before they dropped.
The new song is called “Emotional Arsonist” and the songwriting credit shows Halsey. This means she could be featured on the song. There is also a third person listed in the songwriting credit.
This is definitely no solid proof, but we can only hope it means a collab track is coming sooner than later.
What do you think of the latest twenty one pilots video? Sound off in the comments down below!