Twenty One Pilots lift off with “Choker,” the second track from their forthcoming album Scaled And Icy.
“Choker” dropped at the stroke of midnight on all digital music platforms, and is accompanied by a larger-than-life music video directed by Mark Eshleman and filmed in the alternative rockers’ hometown of Columbus, OH.
The clip sees frontman Tyler Joseph take a trip to a toy store where he locks horns with bandmate/shopkeeper Josh Dun in a fantastical battle. It’s the stuff that (strange) dreams are made of.
Scaled And Icy is the followup to 2018’s Trench, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The new album features the previously-released “Shy Away,” which crowned Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart in just its third week, a speedy run the likes of which we haven’t seen in a decade.
Scaled And Icy is scheduled to drop May 21 via Fueled By Ramen, and was written and largely produced by Joseph in isolation at his home due to the pandemic over the past year, with Dun engineering the drum tracks from across the country.
The album 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.
Twenty One Pilots will support the release with their very first global streaming concert, “Twenty One Pilots – Livestream Experience,” which will go live on May 21 at 8:00pm ET. Visit live.twentyonepilots.com for more and watch “Choker” below.