Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out (Tomsize Remix)

French producer Tomsize dropped an incredibly beautiful trapped out version of Ohio duo, Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out." You can now get yourself a copy of the anthemic remix here.
 Right off the bat, the name "Stressed Out" seems to be a misnomer, as the piano immediately calms any fears, with its warm and comforting chords. It lays a fabulous foundation for the engrossing and insightful lyrics. The percussion pushes the track along, covertly cruising through the build up into the drop, before the twisted and tuned down line "now we're stressed out." The beauty of this part is the way Tomsize mimics the lyrics with his production. Each time, the build up begins with the lines "wish we could turn back time," at which point the drop takes over with its inexplicably awesome and unearthly, futuristic, sci-fi synth sound. There's something incredibly uplifting and inescapably appealing about this mysterious sound. However the swirling part of the drop only appears in the first two drops, and is alarmingly absent from the third. This brings the remix full circle from its soothing start to its upsetting, stress inducing finale; showcasing the incredible artistry of Tomsize's production.