Twenty One Pilots - Trees

| Kerri

I know where you stand
Silent in the trees
And that's where I am
Silent in the trees
Why won't you speak
Where I happen to be?
Silent in the trees
Standing cowardly

I can feel your breath
I can feel my death
I want to know you
I want to see
I want to say hello

TØP is a favorite band of both Keith and I, so it's been nagging at me all year to pick a song. Of course, they broke out to HUGE commercial success this year, so it's not like they need us highlighting their work... But I have gotten absolutely sick of hearing only "Ride", "Stressed Out", and "Heathens" on the radio. "Cancer", their latest single, is lyrically powerful and interesting-sounding as all their work, but it's such a slow, downer (Tyler does like to be sad). So! I decided to go back to their 2012 LP, Vessel, which I've been listening to on vinyl almost daily lately. I went with "Trees" because the pace and power of the song completely win me over, despite not being on the same page with the religious undertone. It still starts on a minor chord, but I dare you not to dance! The guys say this is one of their most favorite tracks as well, as it seems to magically give them a second wind at the end of a live set (and if you've seen them live, you know they need a magical reserve of energy).

RIYL: Beastie Boys, Panic! At the Disco, MGMT, Gorillaz

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