twenty one pilots
Released: 28th April 2015.
"Stressed Out" was originally released as a single in April 2015, almost one month before its parent album came out. Nevertheless, it was after the song's release on mainstream radio that the track and duo found international acclaim and success.
The song was produced by Mike Elizondo and written by Tyler Joseph (lead vocalist of Twenty One Pilots) and has been able to cross several audiences despite age differences and genres. Its lyrics centre around childhood nostalgia incited by fresh pressures of adulthood and the strain of withering family relationships, with a hip-hop backing beat.
Already a #1 hit in France, can this sleeper hit claim more top spots before its inevitable bow out of the charts?