twenty one pilots: “Fairly Local”


twenty one pilots

“Fairly Local”

by Deanna Romani


The moment everyone had been anticipating for months has finally arrived: a new twenty one pilots single.

The schizo-pop duo, consisting of lead vocalist and pianist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, released their brand new single, titled “Fairly Local,” which will be featured on their fourth studio album, Blurryface. The announcement of the single came with a music video, record release date, digital download link of the song, and fall tour dates. Both Joseph and Dun expressed their excitement on Twitter for the record and the eagerness they have to play tracks from the new album out on the road.

There had been rumors about a new single from the two dropping a single sometime this month, but they were neither confirmed nor denied by the band or their label, Fueled By Ramen. It wasn’t until Monday night when the band account posted a tweet with all of the details that everyone was dying to know.

“Fairly Local” is a song that claims in its chorus that it will never be on the radio, but the catchy, dark tone of the track and bold lyrics beg to differ. Joseph’s vocals switch out between his normal tone and one that’s modified, making it appear darker and creepier. Dun’s drums contrast well with the synth and tones made to make the track appear darker than their previous songs.

While “Fairly Local” was a bold choice the two decided to make as the first single off of this record, it was the right one. All of the crossing genres that make you question whether it’s rap, alternative or hip-hop, this song is everything you’ve ever wanted from twenty one pilots.

Blurryface is out May 19 on Fueled By Ramen.

Download “Fairly Local” on iTunes here and catch twenty one pilots headline the Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Scottsdale on April 18. More information about the festival is available here.

Watch the music video for “Fairly Local” below: