Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph has taken to Instagram to reflect on the winding down of the band’s latest album cycle, ‘Scaled and Icy’, which was created during the COVID pandemic.
Joseph began his message by explaining that he and drummer Josh Dun had been curious about writing an album that didn’t rely heavily on the live music experience.
“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,” he explained.
The singer went on to thank the band’s fans who have supported them through the pandemic, as well as the crew who took them around the world despite the challenges of touring. He also noted that the album had taken on a new life and meaning once the band got back on the road.
At the end of his post, Joseph wrote “And that concludes ψ”, which could mean the end of the ‘Scaled and Icy’ era. As the band has yet to make an official statement, fans are speculating that the post hints at a new album.