In the span of 5 years, Twenty One Pilots became one of music’s biggest success stories – going from 250 cap venues, to selling out Madison Square Garden. This kind of success really shouldn’t be that surprising, considering the careful strategy the band played out. You didn’t hear 21P songs on the radio until recently at all, but you sure heard about the band opening up festivals and selling out shows wherever they went. Signing to Fueled By Ramen was also huge for the band.
That time has come and gone. They’re one of music’s arena-filling attractions now. The band released a video for their hit song “Heavydirtysoul”, which you can find below. It’s off 2015’s massively popular Blurryface album.
For one living in the United States, it’s hard to imagine a social climate in which the topics of political correctness and social justice are not brought to the forefront of everyday news, and certainly these topics are newsworthy – both in regards to those who are fighting for education and improvement of said topics as well as those who are trying to tear them down.
In America, these topics are seen with increasing prevalence in relation to media, notably movies and film, which have, since their modern inception, been subject to strict scrutiny. Is there a line in being politically correct? Is it necessary to be so at all, or is it just letting the over-sensitive “social justice warriors” win, and therefore diminish the quality or the art in question?