Migraine is the third song on the album Vessel. It was recorded in Los Angeles and is produced by Greg Wells. Migraine was also released in the UK as an EP on June 14, 2013, and served as the first track.
This next song is called Migraine and it’s probably some of my favourite verses. The content is something that I worked very hard on. When it came to the lyrical side of it everything kind of came together. I got the idea from—I actually did have a headache the day that I was writing it for sure, but then that wasn’t really the point, you know, I was trying to make that a metaphoric thing, where there’s a lot going on in his head…and what’s really cool is that this is one of those songs that as a songwriter, I like to kind of just emit some sort of message, almost like a ripple in the water and when I feel that ripple bounce off of someone else who resonates with what it is I’m going through and it starts coming back at me it’s just a really cool feeling of you know, I’m not alone in what I’m going through. So Migraine is one those, kind of, almost a distress call type of song lyrically—and then it’s [got a] pretty dirty beat too.
The music video for Migraine was released on Fueled by Ramen's Youtube channel on May 22, 2013. Due to Migraine's EP release being a UK exclusive, the video was also a UK exclusive.
A live performance of Migraine at the LC Pavilion was included in the UK exclusive EP. Migraine (Live at LC Pavilion) was recorded at a show on October 19, 2012.
|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|
|Studio albums||Twenty One Pilots • Regional at Best • Vessel • Blurryface • Trench • Scaled and Icy|
|EPs||Three Songs • Migraine (EP) • Holding on to You (EP) • Quiet Is Violent • The LC LP • Double Sided • TOPxMM • Trench 10" Triplet EP • Location Sessions|
|Live albums||Blurryface Live • Scaled and Icy (Livestream Version)|
|Singles||Holding on to You • Guns for Hands • Lovely • House of Gold • Fake You Out • Car Radio • Fairly Local • Tear in My Heart • Stressed Out • Lane Boy • Ride • Heathens • Heavydirtysoul • Cancer • Jumpsuit • Nico and the Niners • Levitate • My Blood • Chlorine • The Hype • Level of Concern • Christmas Saves the Year • Shy Away • Choker • Saturday|
|Tours||Mostly November Tour • Blurryface World Tour • Emotional Roadshow World Tour • Tour De Columbus • The Bandito Tour • Takeover Tour • The Icy Tour|