Tyler Joseph explains impact of recording ‘Trench’ in his basement
In an Instagram post, Joseph reveals he built a recording studio in his basement to cultivate an atmosphere that allowed for creativity and comfort.
Additionally, Joseph shouts out his wife, Jenna for helping him with the studio. Joseph continues to note the design was imperative to limit distraction and “excuses.”
“For the writing and recording of Trench I knew I needed to be home,” Joseph says. “In order to do that I needed a studio built in my basement. Watching the space come to life alongside of the record itself was something I wanted to share. The excuses that came with writing and recording in hotels, buses, and green rooms were nowhere to be found. And that pressure created a group of songs that I have become very proud of.”
You can check out photos that detail the basement’s impressive renovation below.
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for the writing and recording of Trench i knew i needed to be home. in order to do that i needed a studio built in my basement. watching the space come to life along side of the record itself was something i wanted to share. the excuses that came with writing and recording in hotels, buses, and green rooms were no where to be found. and that pressure created a group of songs that i have become very proud of. @jennaajoseph picked all the finishes. after photos by @bradheaton
While the band may have recorded Trench in their basement, they intend on recording their next album while on tour, according to NME.
Recently, “My Blood” was the first song from Trench to be certified gold by the RIAA.
That said, singles from Trench that still have yet to achieve the same milestone include “Nico & The Niners,” “Jumpsuit,” “Levitate,” and “Chlorine.”
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