As we head into 2023, Twenty One Pilots are also drawing the ‘Scaled and Icy’ era to a close and looking forward to the future.
Back in May of 2021, Twenty One Pilots kicked off the ‘Scaled and Icy’ era with the announcement of the record and the release of the still brilliant ‘Shy Away’.
And now, 18 months later, they are drawing it to a close.
Tyler Joseph has posted on Instagram going over the triumphs that the album has given them, what it has all meant to them and concluded by confirming the era is over.
Here is his full statement:
“scaled and icy was created and born in a time of uncertainty.
live shows were always an important part of our dna as a band. we probably wouldn’t even exist with out them. 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.
as the songs took shape, and we released them, and sat at home, we felt proud. proud of our fans, mostly. it felt good to release music. but something was off. i wondered, what would happen to these songs if we let them echo through a venue?
and then, slowly, live music began to dust itself off.
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.
i want to thank our crew, who took us around the world during one of the toughest eras of touring ever.
this past album cycle has meant so much to me.
and you, you resilient bunch of my favorite people, you brought this to life and continue to support it. you have given me purpose, humility, and pride. you guys have given me so much. thank you.
and that concludes ψ”
Whatever the future holds, there’s a lot to look forward to.
But we will also have the beauty that ‘Scaled and Icy’ provided us.
From this dancefloor filler:
To one of the most intricate and incredible livestream experiences:
Through to moments like this:
Thank you, gents.