Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun on Grammy Noms: “I Don’t Even Know How to Describe That Feeling”

Image Group LA/ABCTwenty One Pilots had a giant 2016, and with five nominations at this year's Grammys, including in the category of Record of the Year for "Stressed Out," the duo's 2017 could be even more eventful.

"I don't even know how to describe that feeling," drummer Josh Dun tells Metro of being nominated. "It was a proud moment for us as a band, and knowing what the people who listen to us are capable of doing. Making that much noise has gotten us recognized to this point.

The Grammys will be held February 12 in Los Angeles, but in the meantime, Twenty One Pilots are currently traveling the U.S. on their Emotional Roadshow tour.

"I put [the nominations] aside when I'm thinking about going on stage every night," Dun says. "At this point, walking in front of that many people every night is such a surreal task in itself. I don't think it's a natural feeling to walk in front of that many people and be expected to entertain, but it's my favorite thing to do."

"Then, before and after the show, I sit in a dark, quiet room with a candle going and some soft music," he continues. "I like that dynamic of contrast -- feeling very isolated to being in front of thousands of people. It's that surging of emotions that rids us of our dark thoughts and anxiety."

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