Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun know how to deliver energetic music as Twenty One Pilots. They recently released their debut album Vessel, and their song "Holding On To You" is climbing the charts with the music video topping 600,000 views on YouTube (and counting).
The up-and-coming duo stopped by iHeartRadio recently, where they talked about weird dreams, facial hair, ukuleles, their hip-hop alter egos and more. Get to know Tyler and Josh beyond the music in OffBEAT with Twenty One Pilots.
How are you like 80-year-old men?
Josh: Yeah, we both love candles, and also, I think I speak for both of us. We never know where we are.
Do you dream differently when you're on the road versus when you're at home?
Josh: I think, you know, I just remembered, I think last night I had a dream that, um, I wore a bra. And like, I was embarrassed about it, and that’s all I remember from that dream. But I don’t know, a lot of times I don’t even remember my dreams, even when I’m home.
iHeartRadio: What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had in the van?
Josh: You told me about that, I think I remember.
Josh: Yeah! Oh yeah, you did tell me about that.
iHeartRadio: Do you paint?
Josh: Which is why he told me that I sucked. He’s a true friend! He’ll be honest.
When do you struggle to find joy?
Josh: No, I feel the same. There are times where it’s really good to be alone, and there’s times where it’s really bad to be alone. Because you kind of get to a point where you’re trapped with your thoughts. And sometimes that’s good, because you need to deal with it, and sometimes that cannot be good. And, it’s usually if we’re home for an extended period of time. It’s great to kind of like just go, you know, unwind and be alone. And then usually for me, after like a week it’s like, oh gosh, I want to go back out on the road and play and be with my friends.
What would be your ultimate rap stage names?
Josh: Terri. Yeah, that would be my rap stage name. Although, I kind of like the spelling, like Hary but with a T. So it would be T-A-R-Y. Or it could just be T-A-R-I.
iHeartRadio: Would you wear pants on stage or would you not wear pants? Or would you wear crazy pants?
Josh: Maybe wrapped around his head.
Josh: The whole time.
If you had to write Odes to each other, what would they be about?
Josh: I appreciate that!
iHeartRadio: So you’d be sad if he ever shaved it?
Josh: It’s not that great of a beard though it doesn’t really connect that well.
Josh: If it did connect, it would be like everybody else’s beard, and you know, everybody does that. It’s kind of like I have two mutton chops that kind of like, accidentally go into a goatee or something. For
iHeartRadio: Does your Ukulele have a name?
Josh: They liked that a lot.
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