UPDATED: Twenty One Pilots Join The Suicide Squad With New Cut “Heathens”
Their hometown might be in the dark, but schizoid pop heroes Twenty One Pilots have shun some light on the world for those yearning for some new downbeat jams. After a sneaky Reddit leak and some misguided hype from an unofficial Twitter account (remember, Clique, @blurryface is the only legit one), the Ohio duo have unveiled their first tune in over a year – “Heathens”.
The cut comes as Twenty One Pilots’ contribution to the Suicide Squad soundtrack: a collaboration that’s been hyped to the rafters since it was teased last month in a Billboard feature. Clocking in at 3-minutes of muggy, gritty pop with synth drums and an R&B-esque hook, it’s a fitting throw into the fold. In addition to “Heathens”, the Suicide Squad soundtrack features a couple of other choice (if questionable) cuts, including a song that confirms Creedence Clearwater Revival are apparently still a thing, and a studio cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” tackled by baroque pop king Panic! At The Disco.
Elsewhere in Twenty One Pilots’ ever-growing schedule, the band are currently underway with the Emotional Roadshow world tour. They’ll be bringing it Down Under in all of its strobe-heavy, hamster ball-ish glory next March, making their Australian arena debut after a string of theatre shows back in April that sold out within hours.
UPDATE 22/06/16: After almost a week of delays, the official music video for “Heathens” has been released. Interspersing footage of Suicide Squad with a grim – though, in a way, oddly uplifting – narrative of the duo in prison, it’s certainly one of Twenty One Pilots’ more interesting clips.
Watch the video for Twenty One Pilots’ new single “Heathens” below!
Suicide Squad: The Album is out August 5th via Warner Bros. Records
Grab a copy: Amazon (AU pre-orders TBA)
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Friday March 24th – TSB Bank Arena, Wellington NZ
Saturday March 25th – Vector Arena, Auckland NZ
Monday March 27th – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Wednesday March 29th – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Friday March 31st – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday April 1st – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Saturday April 8th – Perth Arena, Perth