immeasurable. It may sound cliché or even dumb for that matter, but for me their music has been completely life changing.
Last year things got really bad for me, worse than they’d been in years. I was in such a horrible depression that I barely left my room and stopped doing the things that I once loved. On multiple occasions I wanted nothing more than to just give up. But that fall I made the decision to fight through the pain, stop self-harming and pull my life together. And for a while I did.
Things had actually been going pretty great, then out of nowhere it’s like my world started to fall apart again. My grandma passed away rather unexpectedly, I couldn’t, and still cannot seem to find a job anywhere, among other things. I had never felt so terrified or alone in my life. Then came that fateful Friday night three and a half weeks ago when Twenty|One|Pilots entered my life. I had had a really bad day and ended up self-harming again after going months without doing it. I didn’t see the point in anything anymore and was on the verge of giving up altogether. That’s when I put on some music to drown out the thoughts in my head instead.
honest opinion. Then track sixteen came on and I was speechless, it was like everything I was feeling was summed up perfectly, wrapped inside this infectious beat and the most authentic lyrics I’d ever heard. The song was Semi-Automatic and for the next hour I played the song on repeat as I danced around my room like a complete idiot. That was it. I was hooked.
I have since listened to Vessel and immediately gone back and listened to their previous albums as well as Tyler Joseph’s ep nearly everyday for the past month. I can’t even begin to express just how alive their music makes me feel and how much it resonates with me. I have so much hope now and I’m actually excited to see what the future will bring. I know that I can’t destroy myself anymore. Their music made me realize that I’m not alone in what I think or feel, and that that’s
okay. It’s okay to be broken. And I can’t thank them enough for opening my eyes and allowing me to see that. They’re two of the most talented, amazing dudes and I cannot wait for the day I am finally able to see them live. I am proud to call myself a Pilot for life.