Depression In Twenty One Pilots

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Blurryface Twenty One Pilots is a band that was started in Columbus, Ohio. The duo-band is made up of the artists, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They are yet to be labeled a genre, but most people think of them as “Schizophrenic Pop”(Rike). Twenty One Pilots released their newest album, Blurryface, in May 2015. All of the songs on the Blurryface album are poetry based and tend to follow a theme of having insecurities and fighting depression. The album as a whole is about a person who goes by “Blurryface”; this person tends to be self-conscious and insecure, but shows all of these emotions of love, hate, anger, and anxiety. Joseph and Dun wanted Blurryface to represent “clarity of this internal struggle” and to help “see the battle that we are …show more content…
The” Blurryface” album’s song tend to build off of each other in the phases of depression and losing hope. Stressed out is about transitioning to adulthood, then Car Radio shows how important coping mechanisms are; finally, onto Holding on To You meaning trying to figure out who you used to be before depression. The first poem is Stressed out by Twenty One Pilots that focuses on the transition from childhood to adulthood while incorporating a type of deep depression inside of growing up. The lines show that being a child is so much less stressful then becoming an adult. Within the lines, “We would be build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away” shows how limitless possibilities a child can have or imagine that they can have. The rocket ship represents how far away you can get from responsibilities. Then the lines will shift to “out of student and treehouse homes we we all wold take the latter” meaning that instead of paying bills and worrying, they would rather be playing games. Like the meaning towards the rocket ship, the treehouse still shows how you are always trying to stay away from responsibilities by getting as far off the ground as possible. Then, one verse is about a type of smell that seems to reprieve …show more content…
Car Radio just wants to show that every one goes through rough times and no one is alone. The speaker’s coping mechanism is music that plays in his radio.”I liked it better when my car had sound” meaning that the sound and the music makes a distraction from the speaker’s thoughts. But, now he/she doesn’t have a radio to block out his/her thoughts, and the thoughts start to take over. The car is pertaining to the speaker’s life, like in the line “I hate this car that I’m driving, There’s no hiding for me”. The speaker is saying that he doesn’t like who he/she is, but he/she doesn’t know how to change him/her self. The speaker also goes into suicidal thoughts when he/she says “I could pull the steering wheel, I have the thoughts so often I ought”. This is a really powerful line because the speaker directly talks about killing himself in a car accident. The poem is speaking out to everyone and is shown in line, “ There are things we can do”. The speaker isn’t the only one struggling with self-hate and depression, but everyone in society can be suffering. The speaker wants everyone to chose faith in the line, “To let you know you need to try to think”; the audience needs to think about how important their life is and how wonderful every individual is. Another line that lets the audience know that everyone is afraid of something is “And

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