Twenty One Pilots Goes Back to the ’80s with Nostalgia-Fueled Song ‘Shy Away’


It almost sounds like something out of a video game – but it’s real life! The dynamic alternative duo Twenty One Pilots is back with a new song called “Shy Away,” and it’s dripping with 80s nostalgia.

Fun, poppy, and clocking in at 2:54 or so, the guys from TØP are in rare form, with subtle-but-chunky guitars mixed in alongside a driving beat and some delightful 8-bit keyboards. “Shy Away” will serve as the first single to their upcoming album, Scaled And Icy, due out May 21st. Take a listen here:

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