Twenty One Pilots address whether they’ll be “going off the grid” to record their next album

They previously disappeared for a year after 2015's 'Blurryface'

Twenty One Pilots have discussed how they will approach working on their next album in a new interview.

The Ohio group, who released their fifth album ‘Trench‘ last year, addressed their past decision to step away from the public eye in between records while in conversation with KROQ.

Back in 2017, the duo signalled the end of their ‘Blurryface’ era by changing their Twitter profile image to a closing eye before vanishing for a whole year.


Asked how that experience was, Josh Dun said that “completely going off the grid was tough for both of us”.

“I don’t know if it would be that,” he added about the conception of their next album. “We’re both wired to always be wanting to do something that pushes us forward.”

Elsewhere in the interview, drummer Dun also touched on his unease over not remaining productive in between the band’s lengthy tours.

“When we first started, when we had shows ahead on the calendar, we were like ‘Cool, the band’s moving forward because we’re playing shows,'” Dun said. “So there is kind of a bittersweet thing when you go home.

“Now we’ve been on the road for a long time, and there’s still this psychological thing where if we’re not on the road, no one is listening to our band.”


Last month, Twenty One Pilots sparked speculation among their fanbase by changing their band logo across social media.

Amid whispers of potential new music from the pair, the group have also been confirmed for Mad Cool Festival 2020. They’ll join the likes of Taylor SwiftBillie Eilish and Foals at the Madrid event next July.