Here’s why twenty one pilots knew “Level Of Concern” had to drop now
The two chatted about how the duo created "Level Of Concern" in quarantine, navigating fatherhood and what's next for twenty one pilots.
In the interview, Joseph shared how launching "Level Of Concern" felt like going back in time before the days of being on a major label and having detailed schedules.
"These circumstances, although they are very grave in some sense, have also given us an opportunity to get back to creating and releasing music the way that we did when we first started creating and releasing music, which was all very much in-house," he said. "You write it, you record it and then just put it out."
Joseph may have even derived some inspiration from his mother to write the band's latest single.
"I think my mom made a passing comment to me as all the news was breaking about how she just needed something a little more positive to take her mind off this," he said. "And I just thought, 'Man, I feel like maybe that would resonate with a lot of people, including me.'"
Joseph noted that as a songwriter, it's easy to "overthink things." In this case, "I knew it was a now or never type of track where if we weren't able to get it out right away, I probably just would've trashed it," he said.
Looking ahead, few artists can predict exactly what the future of touring looks like.
However, one thing is certain for twenty one pilots, new music is certainly on the way. "I don't plan on that mystery [of when we're coming back] stopping us from still creating, because I have to believe that we'll be back, not only to Australia but just playing shows in general at some point."
Beyond writing and recording new tracks, Tyler and Jenna Joseph have had their hands full with their three-month-old baby Rosie, who made a little cameo in the "Level Of Concern" music video.
"I'm pretty good at changing diapers," Joseph said. "So I've been working on my skill there."
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