” Stressed Out” is by Twenty One Pilots, the American musical duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun from Columbus, Ohio. The song was written by Tyler Joseph.
Production for the single was by Mike Elizondo, Mike co-wrote Eminem’s hit single ” The Real Slim Shady ” and had worked with artists like Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, D12, Xzibit, Nate Dogg and Obie Trice.
” Stressed Out” was released on the 28th of April 2015 by record label Fueled by Ramen. The label is based in New York City and distributed by Atlantic Records. The single was taken from the duo’s fourth album, Blurryface , their second album released on Fueled by Ramen record label.
Lyrically the song is a nostalgic look at childhood and the pressures that were moving to adulthood brought. Tyler Joseph sings through the album’s title character ” Blurryface “.
The character was created by the duo, according to Tyler, the character ” represents all the things that I as an individual, but also everyone around, are insecure about. ”
In an interview with Gary Trust for Billboard.com, Fueled by Ramen’s Mike Easterlin said of the song ” From the minute the album came out, ‘Stressed Out’ was raising its hand as a hit record. It was streaming and selling strongly, even as ‘Tear in My Heart’ was doing so well. I could have never imagined that [‘Stressed’] would stay at the top of the Alternative Songs chart for so long or cross to pop so fast, but I think we all felt like we had a hit song. ”
The video for the single was directed by Mark C. Eshleman owner of Reel Bear Media. He also directed the video for ” I Have a Problem ” by Beartooth and another Twenty One Pilots video for the single ” Guns For Hands “, both released in 2013.
The video features Tyler and Josh riding big-wheel tricycles to visit each other’s houses to make a recording of the song. Most of the filming took place in Ohio at the childhood home of Josh Dun.
Along with scenes of Josh Dun’s home, the family members of both Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun appear in the video. At the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, the video was nominated for Best Music Video.
” Stressed Out” was a commercial success for the duo. In the United States, the song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent three weeks on the chart there. It was to be the first Top Ten hit single in the United States for the group.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 4th of February 2016 and reached number twelve. It spent eleven weeks in the Top Twenty and a total of twenty-four weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 2
UK Highest Chart Position: 12
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Argentina (Monitor Latino) 14, Australia (ARIA) 2, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 3, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 7, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 3, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 2, Denmark (Tracklisten) 10, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 7, France (SNEP) 2, Germany (Official German Charts) 3, Hungary (Single Top 40) 12, Ireland (IRMA) 5, Italy (FIMI) 7, Israel (Media Forest) 2, Mexico (Monitor Latino) 1, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 3, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 8, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 5, Norway (VG-lista) 6, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal (AFP) 5, Russia (Tophit) 2, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 8, Singapore (987FM) 11, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 5, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 13, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 9, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
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