Just a few short weeks after confirming the impending release of their fifth studio album with a slew of other good news, Twenty One Pilots have returned with a brand new music video. On Thursday (July 26), the Ohio-founded act unveiled the music video for their second single, “Nico and the Niners.” Per the band, the new clip is the second part of their Trench trilogy which began with their lead single, “Jumpsuit.”
The four-and-a-half-minute clip begins some time after the “Jumpsuit” video concludes. Frontman Tyler Joseph is locked up in what looks to be some kind of creepy institution by the red-hooded figure from the first part of the trilogy. In his isolated room, the viewer watches as Joseph paces up and down as if coming up with some kind of plan. Mid-way through his pacing, he decides to pack up his bag and try to escape his captivity.
While Joseph goes about packing his bag, the footage changes to a congregation led by the same red-hooded figure that kidnapped the musician in the first clip. As the congregation gathering is happening above ground, the other group from the first video (the ones dressed in olive green and bright yellow) are seen making their way through a dark tunnel armed with torches.
While making his grand escape, Joseph runs into the group in the tunnel which is led by none other than his band mate, Josh Dun. In true Twenty One Pilots fashion, a drum kit appears and the duo begins to perform. Watch the music video for “Nico and the Niners” above.
“Nico and the Niners” will join “Jumpsuit” on Twenty One Pilots’ forthcoming album. Trench is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen. Trench is the follow-up to the group’s Grammy-winning record, 2015’s Blurryface.
In support of the new album’s fall time release, Twenty One Pilots announced plans to hit the road during the final months of 2018 and the early months of 2019. The Bandito world tour will begin on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and conclude five months later on March 17, 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.
Earlier in the week, “Jumpsuit” made history as the fastest-rising alternative song, per Billboard. The honor was previously held by Green Day’s 2009, 21st Century Breakdown single “Know Your Enemy.” Both “Jumpsuit” and “Know Your Enemy” debuted at the number eight spot and reached the top spot in a two-week span.