Twenty One Pilots’ Scaled and Icy era is over.
The band’s 2021 record was “created and born in a time of uncertainty,” when touring was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Frontman Tyler Joseph wrote on Instagram, “we always wrote songs for the show, never the other way around. but i always wondered what it would be like to write a record that never existed in a concert setting. then we had no choice but to write that kind of record. so that’s what we tried.”
The “Heathens” singer added, “71 shows and 14 countries later, scaled and icy became something different. the lyrics meant something different, something more, the colors found their purpose, the chords rubbed together differently. the record came to life. it was confirmed: this band and these specific songs needed live music.”
After thanking the band’s crew, Joseph announced, “and that concludes ψ (Scaled and Icy trident symbol.)”