On Friday, the band broke their year long silence, and sent out an email to fans with the subject ‘ARE YOU STILL SLEEPING?’. The email contents only includes a gif of an eye opening. Teasing that perhaps new music is on the horizon?
this morning, at approximately 8:02 AM EST, anyone signed up to twenty one pilots' newsletter received an email entitled "ARE YOU STILL SLEEPING?" which contained this gif. pic.twitter.com/oWs4qXN7wj
— top today (@top__today) July 7, 2018
The note asked the question, “Are you still sleeping?”
As expected, the email quickly made its way around social media platforms, igniting the band’s devoted fan base, known as The Skeleton Clique.
The email comes exactly one year after the band’s hiatus, which they announced through a similar gif of a closing eye, and the words “And now I sit in silence”
— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) July 7, 2017
leading to speculations that this is the end of the hiatus and the beginning of a new album cycle. Twenty One Pilots’ last album, Blurryface, was released in 2015, becoming the first album ever to have each of its tracks achieve gold status.