Things are getting heated in the third video from Twenty One Pilots' upcoming Trench album. In the ominous clip for "Levitate," which dropped on Wednesday (Aug. 8), singer Tyler Joseph gets his head shaved in a torch-lit mountain retreat as drummer Josh Dun pounds his kit surrounded by fellow Banditos sporting the crew's signature yellow-striped gear and face-obscuring bandanas.
The continuation of the storyline from the earlier "Jumpsuit" and "Nico and the Niners" video unfolds to the song's syncopated drums and keyboard washes as Joseph raps, "Oh I know to levitate up off my feet/And ever since the seventh grade I learned to fire-breathe/And though I feed on things that fell/You can learn to levitate with just a little help." The lyrics to the lush clip -- directed again by frequent collaborator Andrew Donoho -- reference the ravenous vultures that loom around the Banditos' camp.
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As the rapid-fire rhymes come to a close and the beat rides out on its own, Joseph is snatched from the camp by an unseen figure dressed in red, while a man sitting around the bonfire mouths the words "welcome to trench." According to a tweet from the band, "Levitate" is the final chapter of the three-party story that began with the previous clips.