Here’s why fans say Tyler Joseph hinted new music on ‘The Tonight Show’
While Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun hit The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (May 22), Joseph said "out here making lemonade via email" at the end of the performance and now fans are piecing things together that they may have more music to come.
The band were also joined by everyone’s favorite creature Ned as he made his TV debut. If you haven't seen it yet, check out the performance below.
Now, fans are theorizing some new music is being hinted at with the remarks made at the end of the clip.
Several people are pointing out that the phrase "out here making lemonade via email" could relate to the classic catchphrase "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
The original video for "Level Of Concern" was created by the duo mailing a USB drive back and forth to each other. Fans are noting that the social media back and forth while the song was being created displayed Tyler having some issues with understanding technology.
Many are suspecting the word email in reference to making lemonade could simply be making the best of the current situation with writing this song but point out the band's tendencies for using double meanings in teasers for previous releases.
With their last record, Dun made a strange comment at the 2017 APMAs while accepting their award for Most Dedicated Fanbase. “Tyler wishes he could be here, but he’s actually severing ties with Dema,” he said.
For several months, the duo had been crafting a breadcrumb trail beginning with the video for “Heathens.” This led to Dun’s vibrant new hair color and hint of Dema. Only months later would it become clear that the new album cycle had been taunting the fanbase.
As fans began searching for meanings for Dema or otherwise known as a “Tower Of Silence,” they discovered it was a place used to purify the deceased without polluting earth or fire. At the time of Dun’s comment, TOP’s social media blackout tied directly to the Tower Of Silence, but Trench’s symbolic vulture album artwork had yet to be revealed as a connection.
“I’m writing a record right now,” he says. “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.”
Since he is still in the writing process, Joseph doesn’t know exactly where the new album will stand within twenty one pilots’ discography.
“I don’t know if it’s this in-between record or if it’s a continuation of the narrative and where we left off,” Joseph shares.
While they aren't able to perform live shows due to the coronavirus pandemic, he also said he wants to connect with fans through new music.
“Man, as much as I appreciate everyone getting on their computer and playing acoustic bedroom versions of stuff, it’s old for me,” Joseph tells Lowe in the new interview. “I don’t want to just do that. I want to talk to our fans through a record. That’s what I’m currently working on. Right before I got on this call, I was working on a new idea. I am excited about it.”
So, while the comment made at the end of the performance could just be an offhand comment we've seen time and again with twenty one pilots that small comments do mean something.
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