Trees is the eleventh song on the album Vessel. This song is used to finish almost every show the band perform and the live performance involves Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun drumming in the audience. It was recorded in Los Angeles and is produced by Greg Wells. Originally, the song was recorded for Regional at Best. However, when the band signed to Fueled by Ramen, the album was discontinued along with the song.
A live performance of Trees at the LC Pavilion was uploaded to Twenty One Pilots' YouTube Channel on July 10, 2013, recorded at a show on April 28, 2013.
The song Trees…it’s one of the songs we play towards the end of our set, and Josh and I are usually pretty wiped towards the end of our set, so we try to just kinda put everything into it. And Trees is one of those songs for us—Josh and I have talked about it—it almost gives us a second wind, we don’t even know where that energy comes from, you know, we feel like there’s nothing left and then we play trees and something else kicks in. And so it’s one of my favorite songs to play live in front of a room of people who know the song. It’s really fun for us—it’s really fun to hear people sing those words to me, and to themselves, and to the room, and it’s one of those songs where you kinda get to give the show back to the audience and tell them; “This is your show; do what you want with it,” and I’ve seen a lot of crowds run with this song and it’s one of my favorites to play live.
|Writers and producers||Tyler Joseph and Greg Wells|
|Recorded by||Ian MacGregor at Rocket Carousel Studio Los Angeles, CA|
|Programming||Tyler Joseph and Greg Wells|
|Piano, keys and ukulele||Tyler Joseph|
|Drums and auxiliary percussion||Josh Dun|
|Additional synths and keyboards||Greg Wells|
|Mixed by||Greg Wells at Rocket Carousel Studio Los Angeles, CA|
|Mastered by||Howie Weinberg & Dan Gerbarg at Howie Weinberg Mastering, Los Angeles, CA|
|Twenty One Pilots|
|About||Twenty One Pilots • Tyler Joseph • Josh Dun|
|Albums||Twenty One Pilots (album) • Regional at Best • Vessel • Blurryface|
|EPs||Three Songs (EP) • Migraine (EP) • Holding On To You (EP) • Quiet Is Violent (EP) • The LC LP • Double Sided|
|Singles||Holding On To You • Guns for Hands • House of Gold • Car Radio • Fairly Local • Tear In My Heart • Stressed Out • Lane Boy • Ride • Heathens • Heavydirtysoul|
|Tours||Mostly November Tour • Blurryface World Tour • Emotional Roadshow World Tour|