Tear in My Heart

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"Tear in My Heart"
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Single by Twenty One Pilots
from the album Blurryface
Released April 14, 2015
Format
Recorded 2014–15
Genre
Length 3:08
Label Fueled by Ramen
Songwriter(s) Tyler Joseph
Producer(s) Ricky Reed
Twenty One Pilots singles chronology
"Fairly Local"
(2015)
"Tear in My Heart"
(2015)
"Lane Boy"
(2015)

"Fairly Local"
(2015)
"Tear in My Heart"
(2015)
"Lane Boy"
(2015)
Music video
"Tear in My Heart" on YouTube

"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,[3] being released as a single on the same day.[4] "Tear in My Heart" was released to radio on April 14, 2015.[5] The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld.[3] 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 Billboard Alternative Songs chart, with X Ambassadors' "Renegades" keeping it from topping the chart.

Music video[edit]

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.

Live performances[edit]

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.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download / stream
No.TitleLength
1."Tear in My Heart"3:08

Personnel[edit]

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

Additional musicians

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide[4] April 6, 2015 Fueled by Ramen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kraus, Brian (April 6, 2015). "twenty one pilots release video for exuberant new single, "Tear In My Heart" - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ Curcic, André (June 5, 2015). "Album Review: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Twenty One Pilots - "Tear In My Heart" [Official Video]". YouTube. April 6, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Tear In My Heart - Single". iTunes. Retrieved April 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  6. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #391". auspOp. October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  8. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  10. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Twenty One Pilots Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  12. ^ "Hot Rock Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Alternative Songs : Dec 31, 2015 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Twenty One Pilots – Tear in My Heart". Music Canada. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Twenty One Pilots – Tear in My Heart". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 28 February 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH