Originally penned for Kelly Joseph, Tyler’s mother. He sings about her wanting to be taken care of when his father dies. In an interview with Alternative press, Tyler Joseph talked about some of the record industries wanting to make Twenty One Pilots the next Mumford And Sons, he said: “There was that moment where it looked like ‘House Of Gold’ was going to be the single that was going to represent who we are. That was the song all the labels said, ‘That’s the hit, let’s do this.’ That was one of the most frustrating parts of our journey. This was a song that I wrote in a parking lot out of love and it made sense on a record. But to make it a flagship of what we’re trying to do doesn’t make sense. All that stuff, Mumford, Lumineers, Of Monsters And Men, was hitting hard back then. Fortunately, we had enough people who understood what we were about and said, ‘The song is good, but it’s not the full experience.'”
Release Date: July 8, 2011. Re-released August 6, 2013
Songwriter/s: Tyler Joseph
Label: Fueled By Ramen
Chart Rankings: In the US, the song entered the Hot Rock Songs charts at number 38, peaked at number 18 on the Rock Airplay and reached number 10 on the Alternative Songs. ‘House of Gold’ didn’t enter the UK charts.
Artist’s age on Release Date: Twenty One Pilots were active for 4 years when they re-released this song.
Cover Versions: Sarah White – Cavetown – David Taylor & Josie Mann – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.