“Trench”: Intense and deep meaningful music

Twenty One Pilots, Trench Album Cover Photo Credit: Grecia Avila

By Grecia Avila ’20

“Trench,” an album created by American band duo Twenty One Pilots, was released on Oct.5. The band’s members consist of Paul Meany and Tyler Joseph. This 14 track album was the band’s comeback from their previous album BlurryFace, which was released in 2015. It took them three years to create “Trench.” This new album demonstrates a variety  of new emotions and energy. The band’s new album shows a setting of a fantasy dystopia  and their lyrics and music contains deep meaning, which influenced their music performance and increases their music composition.

The band didn’t involve any other artist to collaborate in the new album, but they were able to release great new music with a whole new vivid view by adding different beats and lyrics to their album.

The songs on the album contain a new genre of Alternative and Indie rather than their  original genre Alternative Rock, Electro Pop, and Rap Rock. The band’s track is full of songs with lyrics that relate to depression, loneliness, and anxiety. The album shows a lot of pressure and intensity in each song. The album also shows new but different meanings in one of the songs “Neon Gravestones” because it shows how social media glorifies celebrity suicide. As well as in other songs on the track like “Legend” and “Pet cheetah” include Tyler and Paul openly speaking about mental health issues.

Most of the album’s track was able to reach Billboard’s Hot 100 and was hit No. 1 on alternative songs. “Trench,” like most of the albums created by the band, was able to reach high ranks.

I would highly recommend this album to anyone that loves Alternative rock and Indie type of music as well as those who are huge Twenty One Pilot fans. I enjoyed this album, but there were one or two songs I didn’t like as much, but I would still recommend it. Some don’t agree with the track list of the album. Because of its meaning and lyrics people were able to express their disagreements and negative thoughts about the album on the app and website Reddit. I think this album was a whole new perspective that was brought on by the band to make their audience open minded about certain situations. This album is available to you on iTunes, Spotify, and Youtube.

  • Release Date: October 5 2018
  • Genre: Alternative/Indie
  • Songs: 14