anonymous asked:

hey! im new to this band, like i heard about them for about 2 months now and i couldnt grasp the meaning of some songs. this band seems amazing and i really want to understand. thank you.

Hello and welcome :) The best I can do is direct you to where Tyler has spoken about the songs. There is the Vessel commentary you can listen to on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ifm9iD4sHg) or Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/213bMr2NI3VDcBLWpkKFxG) and Rocksound wrote up a thing too (http://www.rocksound.tv/blog/read/track-by-track-twenty-one-pilots-vessel). There is another commentary video split into two parts on YouTube (https://youtu.be/rmGjxbpw-Z0 and https://youtu.be/RQlHr3Tbo3w) that might be more helpful. I don’t know that Tyler will explain anything as directly or specifically as you’d like because in his mind, he said it in the song already. I’d also recommend watching and reading some interviews, which will give you a better feel for it. Some of my favorites are the ones they’ve done with Face Culture although they are longer. I’ll link you to those below:

Published February 2014:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/mywqmANUNDQ
Part 2: https://youtu.be/qrdY8f4mQO8

Published June 2014:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/n6qbQTS2b4A
Part 2: https://youtu.be/DZl0kO9FnaQ
Part 3: https://youtu.be/EVdyrYHfsZU

Published September 2014:

Published August 2015:

It depends on what you think pop-punk is because I think it’s different for everyone and there are so many different umbrellas. But for me, I think my favourite pop-punk album is Good Charlotte’s self-titled. It was their first full-length record and every song is about being an underdog, it’s about being a loser, it’s about being hated or picked on or for whatever reason just feeling like an outcast. And I think that’s such a cool thing to grow up listening to, because what you’re looking for is reassurance and acceptance and all these things that maybe society can’t offer you. That record is really gritty and punky and in your face. And here it is, love it or leave it and I just love that about Good Charlotte.

Jenna McDougall on Good Charlotte’s self-titled album

source: http://www.rocksound.tv/blog/read/tonight-alives-jenna-mcdougall-my-favourite-pop-punk-album-of-all-time-is