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Here’s How Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph Crafted The World Of Trench

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 11 December 2018 at 13.16

Tyler built the world of Trench before he started writing any of the music on 'Trench'.

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The world around 'Trench' is a big one. It's a complex one. 

Speaking to Rock Sound for the Twenty One Pilots Rock Sound Awards cover feature, Tyler Joseph has opened up for the first time about how he went about building the world of Trench. And it turns out that the world of Trench came before the writing of any of the songs on 'Trench'.

Tyler shared “To start with it really isn’t any more complex than just writing it all down. I began plotting the stories and building the environment before I’d put pen to paper on any sort of lyrics or any type of structure, and that was the complete opposite of past albums where the story has almost been built from song to song."

He continued "I knew that I wanted to tap into those details from the very beginning, but what was interesting is that once I had that skeleton it actually showed me where to go all by itself. It allowed me to paint such a clear picture that I almost instinctively knew where the songs would need to go, how they would need to evolve and what they would need to represent. Obviously it was still a challenging process, but for me, knowing exactly what story I wanted to tell was actually the best way I could have approached making this record.”

Welcome to Trench.

This is only a taste- read the rest of the brand new interview with both Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun inside the current issue of Rock Sound. Commemorative Twenty One Pilots Rock Sound Awards covers are available right now from AWARDS.ROCKSOUND.TV 

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