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Twenty |One |Pilots create inspiring music, make people think

After becoming familiar with the band duo Twenty | One | Pilots from my roommate and seeing the band perform an electric, sold out concert at Howard’s Club H earlier this year, they quickly took the place as my favorite band.

When first listening to their music, one may think that it is a little weird. I sure did. But once I kept listening, I came to realize that it is indeed weird, but absolutely loveable. It is a good kind of weird. A weird that sets it apart from all the other music we hear in any given day. It was a refreshing type of weird.

The band is composed of Columbus native best friends, Tyler Joseph and Joshua Dun. They have successfully built an international following with their constant touring and amazing live performances. Their music is unlike anything we typically hear on the radio and in my opinion actually has significant meaning and purpose.

According to their website biographies, their purpose for playing music is to make people think. And that is exactly what their music does.

Their newest album titled “Vessel” features songs with a unique pop piano-drum combination with interesting and uplifting lyrics. This is something we do not see very much in music today.

Instead of singing about partying or love, their music is composed of lyrics about the deeper things people our age deal with such as happiness, suicide, fear and joy.

So much of our mainstream music today is clouded with lyrics that don’t mean anything and don’t require anything thinking. If the lyrics are meaningless, then I have trouble even categorizing the sound as music. Instead, it’s noise.

Some people think that if a song has lyrics with meaning then it’s most likely boring. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. What I love about Twenty | One | Pilots is they’ve created music that combines deep lyrics and upbeat sounds.

I would much rather listen to a song by them than listen to a song by some rapper rapping about getting high. To me, music like that may be catchy, but it’s generic.

I understand that people want music they can party to. And what is interesting about Twenty | One | Pilots is their music covers this aspect. Their music can either be chill or suitable for a more upbeat atmosphere.

In addition to their actual music, their videos are interesting as well. They too make you think about the underlying meaning. Their videos are a form of art as opposed to some videos that just show a bunch of half naked girls running around dancing.

Twenty | One | Pilots is different from any other group I have ever listened to or seen perform live.

They’re more interested in making music they love and that urges people to think for themselves than making music to become ridiculously rich and popular.

They’re a modest band and always show they know where it is they’ve come from. They are true to their music and their fans. I attended many concerts and I have not seen more adoration for one’s fans and passion for playing and creating music than I have seen at a Twenty | One | Pilots show.

One can connect with their lyrics and really feel the message they are trying to get across. It’s truly an enjoyable experience to listen to and watch them perform.

I think today, too many artists are caught up in making music that the majority of people will like. However, this should not be the purpose of creating music. One should not make something just to please the masses. This leads to everything becoming meaningless and redundant.

I feel that Twenty | One | Pilots have started a revolution in music and have gone beyond the general standards of the industry to create a sound that is unique and personally uplifting. They, and other bands like them, are changing the face of music and how we perceive it and will continue to grow in the future.

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