Lane Boy

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"Lane Boy"
Top Lane Boy.jpg
Single by Twenty One Pilots
from the album Blurryface
ReleasedMay 4, 2015
Format
Genre
Length
  • 4:13 (album version)
  • 3:56 (video version)
LabelFueled by Ramen
Songwriter(s)Tyler Joseph
Producer(s)Ricky Reed
Twenty One Pilots singles chronology
"Tear in My Heart"
(2015)
"Lane Boy"
(2015)
"Stressed Out"
(2015)
Music video
"Lane Boy" on YouTube

"Lane Boy" is a song written and recorded by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, for their fourth studio album, Blurryface. "Lane Boy" was released on YouTube worldwide on May 4, 2015,[3][4] being released as a single on Google Play Store on the same day.[5] The music video was released on July 20, 2015.[6][7]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Alternative Press, Tyler Joseph said he wrote the song wanting to talk about what he was feeling and his frustrations, as opposed to something artistic and added that "I remember showing that song to some people and they said, 'I don't think you want to say that...'" Consequently, Josh Dun, the band's drummer, told him to "say it".[8] Joseph also told Fuse in an interview that the song was "that song on the record where you kind of break that fourth wall and you can look into what it's like to really be a normal person in our position."[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Lane Boy" is slightly shorter than its album version, and shows Joseph walking with two men behind him in hazmat suits while Dun plays at a concert. Near the end of the video, Joseph joins Dun on stage and the crowd crouches down along with Joseph, afterwards jumping at the same time he does. The music video ends with Joseph performing a short dance and then bowing to the crowd.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download / stream
No.TitleLength
1."Lane Boy"4:13
CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Lane Boy"4:13
2."Lane Boy" (video version)3:56
3."Lane Boy" (instrumental)4:13
4."Lane Boy" (TV track)4:13
5."Lane Boy" (a cappella)4:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Tyler Joseph – vocals, ukulele, synthesizers, programming, guitar
  • Josh Dun – drums, percussion

Additional musicians

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide[5] May 4, 2015 Fueled by Ramen
UK Radio October 21, 2016 [7] Airplay Fueled by Ramen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pettigrew, Jason (May 19, 2015). "twenty one pilots - Blurryface". Alternative Press. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Greene, Andy (January 14, 2016). "Twenty One Pilots: Inside the Biggest New Band of the Past Year". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Twenty One Pilots - "Lane Boy" (Audio)". YouTube. May 3, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "twenty one pilots Stream New Song, Lane Boy". Kerrang!. May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Twenty One Pilots – Lane Boy". Google Play Store. May 4, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Twenty One Pilots - "Lane Boy" [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Radio 1's New Music Friday Playlist 21/10/16's playlist's Top Tracks - BBC Playlists". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "How Twenty One Pilots were almost the next Mumford And Sons - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  9. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chat About "Lane Boy" at Lollapalooza 2015 - Fuse". www.fuse.tv. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  10. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Hot Rock Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – twenty one pilots – Lane Boy". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.