The character was introduced in the band's recent clip for the 'Trench' track
Twenty One Pilots have divulged more information on what the character ‘Ned’, who recently made his debut in their video for ‘Chlorine’, might represent.
The animated companion is the star of the band’s latest clip, which was released late last month. You can see the video below.
Speaking to the Russian social media service VK last Saturday (February 2), frontman Tyler Joseph lifted the lid on who and what ‘Ned’ is around the 17:00 mark of the linked interview.
“Ned is a very important person to us. He’s been a friend of ours for a while, we’re now just introducing him to the world and our fans have adopted him and made him their own,” he explained. “That was really cool to see.
“Ned really does kind of represent a lot of things but specifically, I guess you would say it really represents this idea of creativity and trying to take care of it and trying to please it, or appease it.
“It’s kinda that thing in you that tells you whether or not something is good,” he added. “And when you get to the stage that we’re at, you realise that listening to that becomes more and more important because a lot of people start talking and trying to influence you and the decisions you can make creatively.
“Yeah, Ned saved us. We made the record we made because of Ned.”
Twenty One Pilots recently announced the support act for their upcoming UK and European tour – you can see their scheduled lives dates for the UK and Ireland below.
27 – Genting Arena – Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
2 – SSE Arena Belfast – Belfast, UK
4 – The SSE Hydro Arena – Glasgow, UK
5 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
7 – The SSE Arena, Wembley – London, UK
8 – The SSE Arena, Wembley – London, UK
9 – The SSE Arena, Wembley – London, UK