The band has also launched an immersive pre-show virtual experience for their Skelton Clique, where they can hang out as they await the live show here, and where fans can also buy tickets for the livestream.
Scaled and Icy was written and largely produced by singer/guitarist/ukulele player Tyler Joseph in isolation at his home due to the pandemic over the past year, with drummer Josh Dun engineering the drum tracks from across the country. “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.”
The album follows on the heels of last year’s surprise, stand-alone pandemic singles “Level of Concern” and “Christmas Saves the Year.”
Check out the track listing and “Shy Away” video below.