Is Twenty One Pilots about to end their hiatus? The band recently sent a cryptic e-mail to fans that might suggest new music.
Twenty One Pilots Awaken From Length Hiatus
After a year of inactivity, the alternative rock band woke up their fanbase on Friday, July 6, with a GIF sent to their inboxes. In the subject line, they wrote, "ARE YOU STILL SLEEPING?"
For the rest who are not subscribed to the band's e-mail list, the cryptic message made rounds on social media. It led the fandom, called The Skeleton Clique, really excited hoping for a new release from Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun.
i got an email from twenty one pilots with this gif pic.twitter.com/PqLJNwv5t5 — top today (@top__today) July 6, 2018
Last week, fans discovered that a seemingly broken audio from a since-deleted DEMA website features the recognizable voice of Joseph.
here it is pitched up and played normal then in reverse. the issue is how distorted it is. but ladies and gentleman, almost a year later, we have tyler singing. i'm shaking right now. pic.twitter.com/tCQuUrkr1g — top today (@top__today) June 30, 2018
The Clique also noticed that the audio's file name is listed as "_ _n_ot_myo_nly_fri_en d," which prompted them to look at the dashes. They found that the hiatus ends on July 6, Friday.
there are 7 dashes. seven days from now is july 6th, a year since the day the eye was closing. also, note the space between en and d. you can interpret this as fri and end being two different words instead of friend. friday = the end of the hiatus. july 6th is a friday. be ready. pic.twitter.com/g1BZFKQmIj — top today (@top__today) June 30, 2018
As of this writing, no new single has been released. No announcement has also been made.
Twenty One Pilots' New Album
With the band announcing their hiatus a year ago, there is very little information available about their upcoming album, if it even exists at all. However, their fanbase has discovered a few key details from the past couple of months that seem to back the rumors that new music will be dropping soon.
According to NME, two unreleased songs have been registered to the International Standard Recording Code. They are titled "Nico and the Niners" and "Jumpsuit."
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer also tweeted last year that he met Joseph last year. Although they did not disclose the nature of the meeting, some speculate that the "Buddy Holly" singer has collaborated with Twenty One Pilots.
Despite their complete silence in the past year, Twenty One Pilots added a new achievement into their musical resume. The popular alternative duo's previous album, Blurryface became the first to have every single be certified by the Recording Industry Association of America, recorded Forbes.