Flashback Friday: Twenty One Pilots "Car Radio"

October 5, 2018

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The new Twenty One Pilots album, Trench, is out today: as we celebrate the band's future (including three upcoming concerts in New York), it might be fun to revisit the past too. 

"Car Radio" is the first Twenty One Pilots song I ever heard: it's the fifth song on their 2013 major label debut, Vessel. There's so much raw emotion in Tyler Joseph's lyrics, and the music (and Josh Dun's drumming) slowly builds alongside his voice as it erupts into a scream. I remembering feeling the anguish of being trapped with nothing but painful thoughts for company - when just sitting in silence is far from comforting. 

Nothing can truly capture the energy of a TOP live show, but the video for "Car Radio" comes close. We'll be giving away more Twenty One Pilots tickets soon, too, so start imagining yourself in a crowd as passionate as this one.