SINGLE REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots – Fairly Local
It was early 2014 that I first experienced the diversity and craziness that is Twenty One Pilots and ever since I have not looked back. This dynamic duo from Columbus Ohio continue to impress with their strange fusion of indie pop, rock and rap. With the band due to release their fourth studio album “Blurryface” on May 19 2015 they have just dropped the first single and its changing the game yet again. “Fairly Local” see’s Tyler and Josh experimenting further with the rap and dance elements making it a song with no boundaries. The dark synths and drum lead chorus help make it an irresistibly catchy tune with the pre hook repeatedly replaying in your head. “Yo, this song will never be on the radio. Even if my clique were to pick and the people were to vote”. Lead vocalist Tyler Joseph is someone who can do it all from playing piano to singing to rapping and hitting some respectfully high notes. He showcases all this throughout the 3.37 duration and while is not overly commercial the band have slightly lost their rock edge. “Fairly Local” offers more of a RNB/Dance vibe and while this isn’t always a bad thing I do love their quirky indie-rock tracks with obscure raps that they do oh so well.