Image Group LA/ABCIt’s been a minute since we’ve gotten new music from Twenty One Pilots, but you can hear Josh Dun‘s drumming prowess on “Savage,” a song from electropop artist Lights. Talking to the U.K.’s Rock Sound, Lights says that she met Dun in 2009 “before Twenty One Pilots blew up.”
“We hadn’t seen each other for a long time and then a couple of years ago we were playing a show in Columbus and we all went to a bar straight afterwards and now we’re really good friends and he comes to my shows and I go to his and there’s this like mutual respect,” Lights says.
“He’s one of the coolest, most humble dudes you’ll ever meet despite how successful he’s been,” she adds. “He cares a lot about music and wants to be involved in all kinds of stuff, because he loves music and art.”
As for how the collaboration happened, Lights explains that it “happened really organically.”
“I think there’s an art to collaboration,” she says. “I mean understanding what somebody else can bring to the picture and trusting that.”
“Savage” appears on Lights’ new album Skin&Earth, which is out now.
Twenty One Pilots, meanwhile, has been pretty quiet since their Tour de Columbus in June, a five-show tour of their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The band has said that those shows mark the end of their Blurryface era.
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