Heavydirtysoul Music Video
Okay tho like. Hear me out. I need to rant.
Josh starts with his eyes closed because in the words of Tyler “close your eyes. Sometimes it makes things less scary.”
Everything Tyler is wearing is either black or white. There’s no red on him at all, and from the beginning we’ve seen that red represents Blurryface. On the album cover, in the shows, in the beanie, in the ring, in the arm band, Josh’s hair and makeup are all red. Are all Blurry. Here, there’s none of it.
Black has always sort of meant darkness, fear, depression. White, surrender, hope, beginning. Tyler’s wearing both, but no red. Both to show that there’s always going to be good and bad, happy and scared, alive, and dead.
However the car he’s riding in is /only black and red/. Only darkness and only Blurryface. There are red circles all over the car, like the red circles on the Album cover. The car is Blurryface’s, or at least the idea of Blurryface controlling where Tyler heads. The figure in the front is also obviously Blurryface, and just like our fears, Tyler doesn’t look him in the face.
When the car lights, it lights the drum kit too, turning the once-white logo to black. In like 2013, the logo was happily white and blue and orange. The once happy has now been burned to darkness. Just like Tyler, or the clique, or the band itself. Fear and anxiety entered the logo, and the music in the form of the black circle.
Just as the fear sets the band on fire, the band tears the car apart. It’s a hand off. An eye for and eye. Tyler tears Blurryface apart. No one is in the front seat anymore. The car goes up in smoke because he’s clean. He’s white as snow, which also is present around them as a symbol of purity/that white color of freedom. The car, and Blurryface, seem to be defeated, and his heavy. dirty. soul. is saved.
But once again, the ending is him back in the car, showing that even though Blurryface is defeated, his insecurities are still taking him somewhere he doesn’t want to go. And perhaps, Blurry isn’t totally gone.
To add, Tyler is driven past Josh multiple times. Each time, coming closer and closer to burning him. What do our fears, insecurities, and anxieties do? Drive us in circles. And each time we lash out, it’s another step closer to hurting someone we love.