Twenty One Pilots became the first act in US history to have every song on two separate albums certified gold, for 2013’s Vessel and 2015’s Blurryface.
Both of those albums, and their other previous work, have carried a tinge of melancholy and dealt with their mental health struggles and general vulnerability. So it is pleasing to hear their latest album, ‘Scaled And Icy’, turn in a somewhat new direction. This, their sixth studio album, has echoes of the Beach Boys, Maroon 5 and even Weezer.
The album’s title is an anagram of Clancy Is Dead, a reference to the protagonist of their previous album ‘Tench’. We think it is among their best work, which is why we’re playing two tracks every hour.