Um, Why Is The Dude From Twenty One Pilots Covered In Black Goo?

The guys break down why their record is called 'Blurryface.'

Twenty One Pilots have a brand-new video out Tuesday (April 28) for "Stressed Out" and after watching it you probably have one question on your mind: "Um, what's up with all the black stuff on Tyler Joseph's neck and hands?"

Well, we were wondering the same thing, which is why we were all like, "What's up with that, dude?" when the guys stopped by the other day.

Apparently, the paint -- which Joseph will be wearing in every music video and performance this album cycle -- has everything to do with the name of the band's upcoming sophomore album, Blurryface.

"It's a guy that kind of represents all the things that I as an individual -- but also everyone around me -- am insecure about," Joseph told MTV News. "When I think about insecurities and my insecurities are getting the best of me, the things that I think of are kind of a feeling of suffocation and then also the things that I create with my hands."

Hence, all the black stuff he's sporting in "Stressed Out" and other vids. "Very dramatic, I know, but it helps me get into that character," he said.

On the new track, Joseph goes ahead and embodies that character 100%, singing on the '90s pop-punk-tinged chorus, "My name's Blurryface and I care what you think" as he and drummer Josh Dun regress royally -- riding around the hood on big wheels and wishing "we could turn back time/ To the good old days/ When our mamas sang us to sleep/ But now we're stressed out."

Some major Blink-182 vibes here, guys. It seems that Blurryface's biggest insecurity -- at least in this jam -- is growing up and being an adult and whatnot. I think we can all relate to that.

Keep any eye out for more from Blurryface -- and more black ink -- when the record drops on May 19.

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