As the release of our first ever issue of an actual online magazine occurred today, this marks a very
special day for us which is why we decided to dedicate today’s track to that very event, or more
precisely to the band the cover article is about, Twenty One Pilots.
However, that is just one of many reasons why this song, which features vocals of Tyler’s brother
Zack Joseph, appears to be particularly interesting and fitting as a track of the day. “Kitchen Sink”
made its first appearance on their album “Regional At Best” back in 2011 and remains a very unique
and complex song, maybe even one of the most meaningful and interesting ones the band has ever
released (and that is saying something).
Plus both the message itself and the way it is transferred to the listener build on subjectivity which is
why it is basically impossible to cover the actual meaning and content of the song in its entirety.
What we can say for sure is that “Kitchen Sink” is based around the foundation of purpose. We all
find ourselves at one point or another in our lives that leads us to question our existence. Why do we
exist? What is the point of one individual life, but maybe also of our lives as a species? Is there even
such a thing as a higher purpose in life? If so, what is it and how can one pursue it?
Well, Twenty One Pilots seem to have a very interesting and also rather comforting answer to that
which can be found in “Kitchen Sink”, particularly in lyrics such as “A kitchen sink to you is not a
kitchen sink to me”, meaning that our entire perception of life and what makes it so special and
worth living is based on pure subjectivity.
Everyone has their own definition of purpose and something that means the world to you might not
be of any importance to somebody else. Tyler Joseph himself explained that for him the meaning of
purpose lies in creating exactly such a thing, something which only you know the actual worth and
meaning of, a concept that also inspired the band’s widely known logo (|-/) which might not mean a
lot to most people, but it means the world to them.
On that note, we hope that you find that kind of purpose in your life and continue creating as well as
taking joy in what others create (like for example our first magazine…sorry, we had to.)
And as always, feel free to check out “Kitchen Sink” below.
Pick up our first online magazine here.
Written by Theresa Theuerkauf
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