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Twenty One Pilots release long awaited album “Clancy”

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Isabel Rose
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Music duo, Twenty One Pilots, have released their latest album, “Clancy,” May 24, 2024.
The band, whose genre includes a wide range of descriptions such as alternative rock, rap, hip hop and indie, released the album nearly three years following their last album, “Scaled and Icy,” which was released in 2021.
They have a total of seven studio albums, one compilation album, 10 extended plays (EP), 28 singles and 40 music videos created over the span of about 15 years.
The latest installment, “Clancy,” was released through the record label Fueled by Ramen, with a total of 13 new songs and music videos, including the singles released over the past few months, “Overcompensate,” released Feb. 29, “Next Semester,” released Mar. 27 and “Backslide,” released Apr. 25.
Aside from the pre-released songs, the album’s songs are “Midwest Indigo,” “At the risk of feeling dumb,” “The Craving, Paladin Strait,” “Routines in the Night,” “Oldies Station,” “Vignette,” “lavish,” “Navigating” and “Snap Back.”
Many fans describe the songs as a mixture of previous albums including “Trench,” released 2018 and “Blurryface,” released 2015.
The two members of the group, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, created a storyline intertwined within the music to create a series of events all tying together throughout the Twenty One Pilots albums. The story encompasses the thoughts and struggles of Joseph as well as his character, Clancy, in a dystopian world that parallels Joseph’s mind. In summary, Clancy is a citizen of Dema, a concrete city located in the continent Trench, who is constantly trying to escape to the Banditos, a rebel group. Clancy’s mission is to overthrow the oppressive control of the nine Bishops, who represent the thoughts keeping the minds of people destructive and depressive.
The complex world that Joseph and Dun have created has been spread throughout four albums, with Clancy being the final installment.
Though “Clancy” possesses a detailed and thrilling story for its fans, its music can also be enjoyed without knowledge of the tale with its elements of emotion, creativity, and ability to convey difficult topics.
While the new album concludes this story, it does not mark the end of their music career, with Twenty One Pilots stating in an interview that they will continue to make music.
Prior to the official release of the album, tickets for their World Tour were announced and are available now. The band will be touring 2024 to May of 2025 worldwide in countries such as Germany, Italy, Australia, France, Spain and the United States.

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