The music video for alt-pop duo Twenty One Pilots‘ hit song Stressed Out has passed 1 billion views on YouTube. The song comes from their 2015 album Blurryface and while they were fairly popular by that stage, this song was their breakout track that introduced them to the mainstream audience. The video is currently ranked 63rd for plays of music videos, with Gangnam Style and See You Again way out in front with nearly 3 billion each.
I loved the whole album but I feel that Stressed Out is overrated. It’s not the best song in their discography or even on the record. Maybe it’s just that I’ve heard this song way too many times now that I’m a little over it. I still enjoy it though. That said, I didn’t like the band when I first heard them on RadioU back when Vessel was first released but now I love them so who knows what my thoughts mean anymore.
I had the privilege of seeing the band perform live in March earlier this year. Congratulations boys, I know I for one am looking forward to a new album in the near future.