Tyler Joseph says Twenty One Pilots could make “two very different records” next

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“One being right now and the other one being after that. I don’t know which one I’m going to do first. I have an idea of what I think is next, sonically. It’s just whether or not it’s too big of a risk, I guess.”

In May, the frontman said the band could release their next album “sooner than we were planning”. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Joseph said he didn’t know if the new record would be an “in-between record or if it’s a continuation of the narrative and where we left off”.

“It’s kind of hard for me to tap into the story of ‘Trench’ and what we’ve been building on up until that point without being out there, without touring, without having those live shows, without interacting with our fans,” he said. “Man, as much as I appreciate everyone getting on their computer and playing acoustic bedroom versions of stuff, it’s old to me. I don’t want to just do that. I want to talk to our fans through a record.”

A month prior to his previous comments, Twenty One Pilots released a new single called ‘Level Of Concern’ – their first piece of new music in two years.

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Twenty One Pilots share eighties themed lyric video for ‘Level Of Concern’

The music video for the song has 33 million views, meanwhile “Level Of Concern” has been listened to over 57 million times on Spotify.

Following the song’s live debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – the ‘At Home’ edition, the duo released the new version last week (May 26).

The song features their friends and frequent collaborators Paul Meany, Jesse Blum and Simon Jefferis.

The new version of ‘Level Of Concern’ comes after Tyler Joseph recently suggested that the band may release their next album “sooner than we were planning”. The follow-up comes after their release of ‘Trench’ two years ago.

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In a four-star review of 2018’s ‘Trench’, NME wrote that the LP was “the sound of a band ratcheting up the ambition without ever being pulled down by an undertow of pretentiousness. It’s more low-key than ‘Blurryface’, but ultimately more rewarding.”

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