"Tear in My Heart" is a song written and recorded by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, for their fourth studio album Blurryface. "Tear in My Heart" was uploaded to YouTube on April 6, 2015, being released as a single on the same day. "Tear in My Heart" was released to radio on April 14, 2015. The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld. In addition to both band members, lead singer Tyler Joseph's wife Jenna also appears in the music video. It is one of the band's highest-charting songs, spending eight weeks at the number two spot on the BillboardAlternative Songs chart, with X Ambassadors' "Renegades" keeping it from topping the chart.
The music video for "Tear in My Heart" shows Joseph and Dun performing in Chinatown, Los Angeles, with Joseph singing in the town square. The people don't notice them while Joseph sings the first verse of the song. As more people begin to notice them, their eyes distort. The buildings surrounding Joseph and Dun begin to crumble, as Joseph notices his wife in the group of people, showing how the world he had known before her is crumbling; he then proceeds to follow her down an alley and into a restaurant. Jenna sings his lyrics back to him, saying "sometimes you've got to bleed and know / that you're alive and have a soul", which means that sometimes you need to hurt or feel pain to be reminded of your mortality, what's important in life, and find the thing (or person) that made all that pain worth it. Joseph then sings the following line, "but it takes someone to come around / to show you how", implying that he has yet to have that person in his life, and he is still experiencing all that pain and hurt. Jenna starts choking, punching, kicking, and beating Joseph; this scene shows Jenna "killing Blurryface", which is Joseph's evil alter ego who represents his pain, depression, and insecurity. The purpose of this scene is to show how Jenna saved Joseph from himself and all of his pain. At the end of the music video, Joseph is bleeding and hurt, and Jenna turns him to look her in the eye; Joseph kisses Jenna, and the screen turns to black. This scene shows their love and how Joseph feels saved by her, as if he was her damsel in distress, Blurryface was the villain trying to kill him, and Jenna saved him.
An image of how Twenty One Pilots perform the "Tear in My Heart" remix when live
Twenty One Pilots performed a remix of Tear in My Heart by DJ SoySauce at their Emotional Roadshow concert in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the form of a drum line which consisted of Dun and two other men in hazmat suits beside him. This was continued to be done throughout the tour.