Song of the Day – “Migraine” by twenty one pilots

November 13, 2017

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Since I am working on Day 2 of a horrible headache, I decided it was the perfect day to share this song. I am certain this is not a migraine this time, but it is one of those totally incapacitating headaches that I hate!

On the bright side, I really like this song. I have been a fan of twenty one pilots for the last 5 years or so. I find the music incredibly unique. I have posted the video below which I think really gives an insight into their talent.

twIMG_1759enty one pilots is a musical duo from Columbus, Ohio that was formed in 2009. The duo includes lead vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. Over the past few years they have become very popular and have a huge following. My son saw them in concert in Charleston, South Carolina last year and it was one of his favorite concert experiences ever … I got a t-shirt. 😉

The songs are usually poetry-based, written and sung by Tyler Joseph. Sometimes he screams, sometimes he sings, sometimes he raps. Their music certainly pushes the boundaries of genre and it is hard to put them in one box because they cross over into so many styles. twenty one pilots bring a mix of piano (or keyboard), synthesizers, drums, vocals, and occasionally the ukulele and bass.

I hope you enjoy this song today. I am off for a “medical massage” to hopefully help me get rid of this killer headache and then I can enjoy the song without relating to it. lol

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Song of the Day – “Take It All Back 2.0” by Judah & The Lion

October 28, 2017

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Today’s song is from a young band that I saw live back in March 2015 while they were touring with Mat Kearney. They were so exuberant on stage and their energy was contagious!

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Joining Mat Kearney on stage for an energetic performance! NYC – March 2015

In the two years since I saw Judah & The Lion live in NYC, they have really made a name for themselves and get more and more popular all the time. They have been dubbed “one of Nashville’s most genre-bending bands” and their style is hard to describe. They originally started as a folk rock band, but they have combined that folk tinge with other styles, creating a cool hybrid style.

In February of this year they were named by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Artists You Need To Know.” They have grown their huge fan base through constant touring and live shows. They opened for the huge Twenty One Pilots tour earlier this year, and it was immediately following that run that they started touring as their own headliner.

This is their most popular song and I think it is worth sharing for those who have not yet heard it. The song was popular with their fans long before it was released because they had been playing it live. In Dec 2016/Jan 2017, the song jumped to #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and stayed there for three weeks! The song was originally released as just “Take It All Back” on their 2016 album Folk Hop N’ Roll. “Take It All Back 2.0” was released on their Folk Hop N’ Roll (Deluxe) album in March, 2017. In addition, they released a Take It All Back (Remix EP) in August. All of the versions of this song are pretty awesome!

SONG OF THE DAY – “HOLDING ON TO YOU” by Twenty One Pilots

January 29, 2013

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Just a quick note today and something a little different to mix things up. I really like Twenty One Pilots and their very unique sound. It is a great song for a workout or just when you are chilling.

Twenty One Pilots is a duo that was formed in Columbus, Ohio and became a success through some very intelligent social media strategies and lots of live shows. The duo is comprised of Tyler Joseph (vocals, poetry/lyrics writer, synthesizer, piano, etc) and Josh Dun on drums. Great sound for only two guys!

I was trying to decide how to categorize Twenty One Pilots and I actually had to do a bit of research. It seems that people don’t know exactly how to classify them as their music crosses so many genres; however, I did learn a new music classification … Schizophrenic Pop (or Schizoid Pop). I am not sure what that is, but I guess it is the style of Twenty One Pilots. 🙂 Hope you enjoy a little mix up today.