May 8, 2017


Twenty One Pilots' 'Heathens' Covered by Metal String Quartet Seven)Suns

Seven)Suns aren't interested in giving you an average cover. Following nasty renditions of tracks by Pantera and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the metal string quartet switched gears to cover Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens." Watch above as they rework the 2016 track—which went to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100—with their own unique ferocity while keeping it recognizable. Things really get shredding just before the 45-second mark.

Earl Maneein, who plays in Seven)Suns alongside Fung Chern Hwei, Amanda Lo and Jennifer DeVore, tells Alternative Press of the Twenty One Pilots cover:

"We were really excited to tackle 'Heathens.' We wanted the challenge of taking a really cool radio friendly song in and reimagining it our way, which is to say, through the filters of chamber music, metal and hardcore. In addition, it was also an interesting experiment for me to take a song that I resonate with lyrically and try to translate that sentiment to a completely instrumental medium. We'll see whether the public connects with our version or not, but personally, I'm happy with where we took this particular song." 

AP notes that Seven)Suns have an album, For the Hearts Still Beating, coming out June 23 on Party Smash Inc., founded by Dillinger's Ben Weinman.

Flash back to 2013 with 21P at Lollapalooza: