Thanks to the newsbreaking talents of our friends across the pond at NME, Go 96.3 has just learned that Twenty One Pilots are already hard at work on a follow-up to last year’s smash Trench.
There’s definitely an end-game. There’s a story. I think I was very specific that there’s a reason why the record ends with [the song] ‘Leave The City’ and the song itself is a kind of cliff-hanger. I mean, the whole thing was it’s setting up for what’s next and it’d be silly to not at least resolve what we’ve already started.
There’s a character that hasn’t been talked about on any record yet that plays a huge role in the narrative that obviously will need to be talked about and it’s probably where we’re going next.
So it’s not going to be rehashing all the same themes, but it’s gonna recall all that and introduce a new character, a new direction.
While Joseph noted that he’s already begun to write material for the album that would complete the so called “Dema Triology,” he also hinted that TØP might be open to stepping away from grandiose concept albums towards a more personal suite of songs.
“There will always probably be elements of us that peek out as well, and maybe that would even be a whole record in between the ones explaining the narrative – maybe, maybe not.”