In 2019, there’s hardly any set limits on what musicians are “allowed” to collaborate with others. Panic! At The Disco and Juice WRLD? Not an issue. Underoath and EDM artist Kayzo? Sure. Code Orange and Corey Taylor? Wynaut! If anything, collaborative efforts are something that the rock and metal world should be exploring more – not dividing themselves by obscure subgenre. That’s a story for another day, though.
Obviously, the same can’t be said for pop and hip-hop right now, so it’s really not a surprise that an astute Twitter user located what appears to be a likely collaboration between twenty one pilots and Halsey. While these two need very little introduction at this point, it’s intriguing nonetheless.
Here’s how it all went down. On July 18th, an astute Twitterer (yes, that’s a word now) noticed that a song called “Emotional Arsonist” had been added to BMI’s database. While the data and info were quickly deleted by the next day, the song appears to feature twenty one pilots and Halsey collaborating on the song, which would appear on Halsey’s upcoming album.
GUYS! THERE ARE 2 NEW SONGS ADDED ON @bmi (for a new Halsey's album called 'H3) AND ONE SONG IS CALLED 'EMOTIONAL ARSONIST AND THERE IS A FRICKIN' COLLAB WITH TWENTY ONE PILOTS!!
— MOKO (@david_vopasek) July 18, 2019
It’s important to note, of course, that this info hasn’t been confirmed by anyone – including either artist. Of course, that certainly doesn’t mean it’s out of the realm of possibility. In fact, it would make a lot of sense. After all, Brendon Urie was on the new Taylor Swift song recently, and pop stars create together all the time. Halsey’s upcoming 3rd full-length is certainly capable of delivering hype on its own, but some twenty one pilots star power? The Internet might explode.