Twenty One Pilots Announce New Album ‘Scaled And Icy,’ Share Lead Single

Twenty One Pilots are back! The duo have announced their new album, Scaled And Icy, out May 21st via Fueled By Ramen.

Similar to 2018’s Trench, the new album was written and ​”largely” produced by Tyler Joseph, while Josh Dun sent his drum part virtually from Los Angeles throughout the pandemic.

Scaled and Icy is the product of long-distance virtual sessions and finds the duo processing their upended routines along with the prevailing emotions of 2020 – anxiety, loneliness, boredom, and doubt,” according to a release announcing the project.

“The duo had to forgo their normal studio sessions, but reached a new of level of introspection in the process, adopting a more imaginative and bold approach to their songwriting,” the release continued. “The result is a collection of songs that push forward through setbacks and focus on the possibilities worth remembering.”

In anticipation of the new album, the two have shared its lead single “Shy Away” along with its music video directed by Miles & AJ. Watch the video below.

Pre-order Scaled And Icy here.

Twenty One Pilots have also announced their global livestream event, which takes place the same day the album drops on May 21st at 8 PM ET. It will ​“mark the live debut of new material from Scaled And Icy,” along with their numerous hits. Tickets available here.



1. Good Day
2. Choker
3. Shy Away
4. The Outside
5. Saturday
6. Never Take It
7. Mulberry Street
8. Formidable
9. Bounce Man
10. No Chances
11. Redecorate


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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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