Twenty One Pilots – Scaled and Icy (Album)


Twenty One Pilots – Scaled and Icy  (Download Free album Zip)

Scaled and Icy is the upcoming sixth studio album by American musical duo, Twenty One Pilots. The album is scheduled for release on May 21, 2021, through Fueled by Ramen and Elektra.

The album’s title is an anagram of “Clancy is dead”, a reference to the protagonist of their previous album, Trench.

Studio album by

Released May 21, 2021
Recorded 2018–2021
Studio Tyler Joseph’s home studio (Columbus, Ohio)
Length 37:38
Twenty One Pilots chronology
Scaled and Icy
Singles from Scaled and Icy
  1. Shy Away
    Released: April 7, 2021
  2. “Choker”
    Released: April 30, 2021

On March 4, 2019, five months after the release of their fifth studio album Trench, the band confirmed that they were working on their next studio album.

About the possible theme, frontman Tyler Joseph said, “there’s a character that hasn’t been talked about on any record yet that plays a huge role in the narrative that obviously will need to be talked about and it’s probably where we’re going next”.

On April 9, 2020, the duo released the song “Level of Concern”, which marked the first musical output by the duo since the release of Trench. The song encourages the listener to keep hope during hard times, specifically talking about the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a May 2020 interview with Zane Lowe, Joseph expressed uncertainty as to whether their next album would continue Trench’s narrative or would be an “in-between record”, explaining: “It’s kind of hard for me to tap into the story of Trench and what we’ve been building on up until that point without being out there, without touring, without having those live shows, without interacting with our fans.”

Scaled and Icy was written and largely produced by Joseph in his home studio over a year-long period during the COVID-19 pandemic, while drummer Josh Dun engineered the drum tracks remotely.

Dun had revealed in November 2020 that they were still working “remotely” on the album, with both members being in different locations during the time. He describes the recording process, “we both have our own studios, which is really nice, so he comes up with a lot of stuff at his studio, sends it over to me, and then I come up with some stuff here at my studio and then send it back”.

Scaled and Icy track listing[2]
No. Title Length
1. “Good Day” 3:24
2. “Choker” 3:43
3. Shy Away 2:55
4. “The Outside” 3:36
5. “Saturday” 2:52
6. “Never Take It” 3:32
7. “Mulberry Street” 3:44
8. “Formidable” 2:56
9. “Bounce Man” 3:05
10. “No Chances” 3:46
11. “Redecorate” 4:05
Total length: 37:38

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Scaled and Icy.

Twenty One Pilots

  • Tyler Joseph – lead vocals, piano, bass guitar, synthesizers, guitar, organs, ukulele, programming, production, songwriting
  • Josh Dun – drums, percussion, drum engineering

Additional personnel

  • Mike Elizondo – production (tracks 1 and 7)
  • Greg Kurstin – production (track 5)
  • Paul Meany – additional production (track 5), production (track 11)
  • Adam Hawkins – mixing
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Matt Pauling – drum engineering (tracks 2 and 6)
  • Jay Joseph – guest vocals (tracks 6, 9, 10)
  • Kyle Schmidt – guest vocals (tracks 6, 9, 10)

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