Nico and the Niners

Twenty One Pilots

About Nico and the Niners

"Nico and the Niners" is a song written and recorded by the American musical duo Twenty One Pilots. It was released on July 11, 2018 as one of the singles from their fifth studio album Trench (2018), alongside "Jumpsuit". The song peaked at No. 79 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.


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2018
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East is up, I'm fearless when I hear this on the low
East is up, I'm careless when I wear my rebel clothes
East is up, when Bishops come together they will know that
Dema don't control us, Dema don't control
East is up

They want to make you forget
They want to make you forget
Save your razorblades now, not yet
Save your razorblades now, not yet

I'm heavy, my jumpsuit is on steady
I'm lighter when I'm lower, I'm higher when I'm heavy, oh ooh
I'm so high, my Jumpsuit takes me so high
I'm flying from a fire, from Nico and the Niners, oh ooh

East is up, I'm fearless when I hear this on the low
East is up, I'm careless when I wear my rebel clothes
East is up, when Bishops come together they will know that
Dema don't control us, Dema don't control

I'm heavy, my jumpsuit is on steady
I'm lighter when I'm lower, I'm higher when I'm heavy, oh
I'm so high, my jumpsuit takes me so high
I'm flying from a fire, from Nico and the Niners, oh ooh

I'm heavy, jumpsuit is on steady
Lighter when I'm lower, higher when I'm heavy, oh
I'm so high, I'm so high
I'm so high, I'm so high
Fire, Nico and the Niners

What I say when I want to be enough
What a beautiful day for making a break for it
We'll find a way to pay for it
Maybe from all the money we made razorblade stores
Rent a race horse and force a sponsor
And start a concert, a complete diversion
Start a mob and you can be quite certain
We'll win but not everyone will get out
No, no
We'll win but not everyone will get out
No, no
We'll win but not everyone will get out

East is up, I'm fearless when I hear this on the low
East is up, I'm careless when I wear my rebel clothes
East is up, when Bishops come together they will know that
Dema don't control us, Dema don't control
East is up

I'm so high, so high
Fire, Nico and the Niners
I'm so high, so high
(So did they bury you?)
Fire, Nico and the Niners

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Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. more »

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Written by: Tyler Joseph

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10 facts about this song

Identified Genre
"Nico and the Niners" is generally categorized under the genres of reggae fusion, rap rock, and alternative hip hop. The song combines elements from various musical styles.
Released and Received
The song was released on July 11, 2018 as the second single from the band's fifth studio album, "Trench". The song received positive reviews from critics and fans alike.
Conceptual Themes
"Nico and the Niners" forms part of a complex narrative focused around a city called Dema, which was created by the band's lead vocalist, Tyler Joseph. Nico represents one of the nine bishops that rule this fictional city.
Song Legacy
The song peaked at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, demonstrating its commercial success. It has also seen widespread streaming across various digital platforms.
Music Video Context
The song's official music video, part of a three-part story co-directed by Andrew Donoho, further explores the themes represented in the song's lyrics. The video also includes a reversed audio message in its opening sequence.
Music Innovation
Like several songs from the album "Trench", "Nico and the Niners" uses mixed tempos, switching from reggae influences to a more fast-paced flow.
Symbolism and Subtext
The song and its title are filled with coded messages that are part of a larger theme expressed throughout the album. This includes the use of the color yellow to signify rebellion and escape.
Band Role
Twenty One Pilots is renowned for its meaningful lyrics and unique soundscapes, and "Nico and the Niners" strongly embodies these qualities.
Live Performances
The song has become a regular feature in the band's live performances. During concerts, fans typically participate by covering their flashlights with yellow tape and waving them to the beat of the song.
Deeper Meaning
"Nico and the Niners" epitomizes Twenty One Pilots' ability to create concept-driven music that explores serious themes of mental health, and reinforces the band’s ongoing dialogue around these issues with their fan base.

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  • oliviam.94164
    I love this song because its about staying happy... hes also been my fave group since i was 10..
    LikeReply5 months ago

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