Twenty One Pilots – Ride Review
Music lovers out there, today we review the single Ride from the American hip hop duo Twenty One Pilots, hailing all the way from Ohio. The single is the third track, from their fourth studio album Blurryface, released on May 15, 2015 under the label Fueled By Ramen. The single has risen all the way to the top, at No.1 on the Alternatives Songs. Previously, their single “Stressed “held the position on the Alternatives charts table between November and February.
The song opens up with some clear upbeat steel drums. Giving a 90’s disco feel. The music has a catchy feel to it. As much as a person, wants to deny. Initially, the opening verses are sung like a robot, accompanied with stiff vocal styling. Background sees a lot of playing around with the Synth.
The song sees a fresh musical tone, unusually engaging though, but at the end a happy song. Josh’s drumming as usual is unquestionable. Adds weight to the music and depth.
Let’s, have a look into the lyrics shall we? Honestly the lyrics choice is creative and cleverly composed. As we can see in the opening verse, “ I just wanna stay in the sun where I find. I know it’s hard sometimes. Pieces of peace in the sun’s peace of mind “
The lyrics see a general progression of a brief message that the vocalist, is trying to convey which is Ride. As in, subjective to life and the journey. His perception in going through it.
The verse “I just wanna stay in the sun where I find” and “Pieces of peace in the sun’s peace of mind” quickly reflect Tyler’s intension of having a life, with less worries and living it in complete joy. Verse continues too “Yeah, I think about the end just way too much” expresses his disregard to him quickly realizing his habitual thinking. Things coming to an end or eventually leading to their demise.
Tyler believes, there is no harm in day dreaming. As maybe, it is a way of continuing on. And a keeping one enlightened by the verse “ But its fun to fantasize”.
The latter part of the song is the repetition of “ Oh, oh, I’m falling, so I’m taking my time on my ride “ with stylized choruses. Very frankly, which is the best part of the song. Taking those verse and truly transcending it.
The single, is undoubtedly their best one yet. Showcasing every promising reason to top charts and please the alternate genre enthusiast.