Twenty One Pilots Prepare For Battle in 'Levitate' Video

By Katrina Nattress

August 8, 2018

On Wednesday (August 8) Twenty One Pilots revealed the finale in a trilogy of videos they've released since announcing their fifth album Trench last month. The visuals are for the duo's latest single, "Levitate" and conclude the story that began with "Jumpsuit" and continued with "Nico and the Niners."

Like the first two tracks, "Levitate" is quite a departure from the band's Blurryface era. Singer Tyler Joseph raps his way through the two-and-a-half-minute clip as Josh Dun pounds the drums in a mountainside camp, continuing the storyline. The two are joined by a group of fellow Banditos, all wearing the signature Twenty One Pilot yellow-striped gear and face-covering bandanas.

"Oh I know to levitate up off my feet/ And ever since the seventh grade I learned to fire-breathe/ And though I feed on things that fell/ You can learn to levitate with just a little help," Joseph raps atop syncopated drum beats and keyboard washes. The lyrics reference the vultures that lurk around the Banditos' camp.

As the clip nears its end, Joseph is snatched from the camp by an unseen red cloaked villain (like those that appeared in the first two videos). As he's getting dragged, the camera focuses on one of the Banditos saying "Welcome to trench" in a demonic voice. 

Watch all three videos below.

Photo: YouTube

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