It’s no secret that I freakin’ love Twenty One Pilots and everything they do, but wow am I impressed everytime they do something new.
They released a music video for their most recent single, “House of Gold”. For some reason this song just doesn’t really appeal to me much compared to the rest of their stuff, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still incredible. Tyler Joseph’s voice is chillingly beautiful and though there’s not too much drumming, Josh Dun keeps it simplistic and clean.
The video didn’t really appeal to me at first. It was a beautiful landscape, out in the country. Photographically, it’s stunning- it would be a dream to shoot anything there. The location and the yellow house- perhaps the “house of gold”- made it a visually lovely piece. And then, like anything TOP does, it got weird.
The boys were split in half. Tyler’s top half was floating in midair, singing and playing the uke. Josh woke up and crawled under a truck, banging on the mechanism. Bizarre. Then we realise that Josh’s legs are at a kickdrum, and that Tyler’s are just walking around. It was pretty freakin’ cool, and kinda Halloween-y. I didn’t quite understand it, until I looked further into the meaning.
Both of the members absolutely love their moms- they talk about this all the time and the song is about that. The upper halves of their bodies were around the house, in the windows, playing to the woman inside, presumably a mother. Their hearts were closer to her. However, their legs were going around, pursuing a music career, or a bigger life outside of the mother. They’re half and half, caught between their mothers and their booming success. It’s an insanely intelligent parallel that I applaud the boys for drawing and making so cleverly articulated.
Check it out:
It’s the music, stupid
a restless and fearless freak show
Eminem and Calvin couldn’t move Bey
summer’s entertainment is rewarded
compares the end of a romance to the end of life
House pure and simple
lays down his claim to being a giant
Elvis Costello And The Imposters and Nick Lowe And Los Straightjackets At The Rooftop At Pier 17, Thursday, August 11th, 2022
embraces the moment with a big smile