Alternative rock and hip-hop duo Twenty One Pilots have released a series of cryptic clues across their website and social media, leading some fans to believe that new music may be on its way.
The act’s last official release was 2015’s “Blurryface”, which was the 8th best selling album of that year, and the first ever album to have every track be certified at least gold by the Recording Industry Association Of America. It was also awarded the title of ‘Top Rock Album’ at the Billboard Music Awards.
As for the rumours, many fans are of the opinion that Twenty One Pilots will drop their fifth album on Friday the 13th of July. This is due to the fact that searching ‘Friday’ on the band’s website results in an error message, and a related search term of “Friday alright which one of you admin fuckers told them im dropping the album”.
— Carlos herrera (@Carlosrafael182) April 23, 2018
In addition, dedicated members of the fanbase have told people to be on the lookout for a single this Friday, on the 6th of July. This is down to the fact that the duo recently released an 8 second clip of distorted audio, the file name of which is “_ _ n_ot_myo_nly_fri_en d”.
there are 7 dashes. seven days from now is july 6th, a year since the day the eye was closing. also, note the space between en and d. you can interpret this as fri and end being two different words instead of friend. friday = the end of the hiatus. july 6th is a friday. be ready. pic.twitter.com/g1BZFKQmIj
— top today (@top__today) June 30, 2018
That might seem at first to be random nonsense, but eagle-eyed fans have taken the seven dashes to mean the seven days following the clip’s release, putting the single drop date at July 6th. There’s also the issue of the dash between ‘fri’ and ‘end’ in ‘friend’ – which may point to Friday being the end of the hiatus. July 6th is an especially significant date as it represents a year from the day ‘the eye closed’, another piece of Blurryface-era lore.
These new clues come after a swathe of other cryptic messages earlier in the year, including references to ‘dema‘ (a word meaning tower of silence), and a dema-related website that included an ominous message for detective-minded fans.