Sunday Music #12

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There is nothing we love more here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite

There was absolutely nothing on the telly the other night and so we just put the Kerrang Music Channel on and this song just blew us away. It is called “Stressed Out” and is a song by an American duo called Twenty One Pilots. The song is from their fourth studio album, Blurryface (2015). The track was produced by Mike Elizondo and recorded in Los Angeles, California and London, England. Elizondo initially took issue with the nature of the song’s lyrical content. However, he relaxed after lead vocalist and songwriter Tyler Joseph explained the larger album concept.

“Stressed Out” is about the harsh end of adolescence. The song is an ode that harbours a downbeat atmosphere and lyrics speaking on transitioning from adolescence to adulthood and nostalgia for the innocence of childhood. They touch on insecurities and address millennial angst while discussing life challenges. Throughout the song, Joseph personifies the album’s titular character, “Blurryface.” His self-deprecating lyrics express self-doubt and anxiety, stressing over personal issues ranging from his music to the idea of growing older and becoming an adult.

The song became one of the biggest hit singles of 2015 in America, making Twenty One Pilots a mainstream sensation. “Stressed Out” topped multiple Billboard charts, reaching #1 on the rock chart in addition to ascending to the summit of the alternative chart while also managing to cross over and peak at #1 on the pop chart. The single peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Stressed Out” received the nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, winning the latter.

An accompanying music video for the single was directed by Mark C Eshelman and was mostly filmed at drummer Josh Dun’s home in Columbus, Ohio. It features a mixture of surrealistic visuals and existential scenes while portraying the duo riding three-wheelers for a playdate and attempting to relive their childhood. In the music video, black paint can be seen on the neck and hands of Tyler Joseph, referencing the character Blurryface. With the single, Twenty One Pilots became the very first rock act to have a song reach a billion streams on Spotify. “Stressed Out” has since been certified 8x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 8,000,000 copies.

Strangely, the song was only a very minor hit over here reaching #31 on the UK Charts.


Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out

Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out.

Don’t forget, if you have any music videos you would like us to feature in the future, drop us a line. We are always happy to listen to requests from others, we cannot promise to feature any but we will try our best to find the videos if we think others will enjoy.

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65 Comments on “Sunday Music #12”

  1. Buying someone a Christmas gift voucher this year will be tricky.

    You need to try and work out which store will make it through January without going into liquidation…

  2. Say what you like about Birkenhead Landing Stage. It may not have the bright lights of Blackpool or the prize winning opportunities of Brighton… but it’s our landing stage and we like it!! :pigeon:

  3. Welcome to another day when I’m fully dolled up just to sit in the house. Today we tidied our room – baby steps of progress are being made. We have yet to attempt the laundry.

  4. Not many humans are as brave as Andy. My Dumpling loves to be stroked, but Andy is the only one who picks her up and cuddles her. Ken used to do this too. My human thinks she prefers men-humans, could this be right?

  5. Rolf report 7 Dec

    My family continues to walk me to campus via the Southern Passage in the hope I’ll learn this safer route home. I like to walk back home with them when they let me off my leash. In the woods I always jump over the fallen logs rather than go under them.

    Rolf x

  6. “I’ve been thinking about Eeyore,” said Pooh. “Poor Eeyore has nowhere to live. You have a house, Piglet, and I have a house, but poor Eeyore has nothing. So what I’ve been thinking is: Let’s build him a house.”
    “That,” said Piglet, “is a Grand Idea.”

  7. McDonalds: Make your brown carrier bags green in colour so they blend in with the countryside after they’ve been thrown out of car windows.

    Richard Karslake, Oxon.

  8. My face looks like someone who turned up five days early for Fishy Friday. I’m standing my ground headteacher – why can’t Monday be the new Friday? I’m starting a pawvolution :paws:

  9. On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying, five gold rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

    They’re not a-swimming anymore. Ate them.

  10. The way we take stuff for granted. In the 70s if I’d have told people “one day I’ll be able to ask a box in my living room any question and she’ll give me the answer in a nanosecond” I’d have been burned as a witch.

  11. In the ACTUAL DOCTORS getting my heart shit done. They’re playing Christmas music and everyone’s PPE-d up to fuck, the effect is not reassuring I won’t lie!

  12. BBC1 schedule for Christmas Day…

    9am: Fuck sake
    10am: God shite
    11am: Fuckin’ hell
    12pm: Fuck again?
    1pm: Fuck off
    2pm: Holy fuck
    3pm: That fucking cow
    3.15pm: For fuck sake!
    5.15pm: News
    5.45pm: Fuck me
    7pm: Oh fuck no!
    9pm: Well that can fuck off!
    11pm: Love, Actually

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