Linkin Park debut new single and album artwork
With the new Linkin Park single being officially released
tomorrow, the band have presented fans with a chance to hear the
song with a new lyric video released alongside an album teaser
titled 'LP 2K12 Trailer'. You can watch both videos
The track is the first to be taken from the band's new album
'Living Things', which is due for release on June 25 in the UK and
June 26 in the US. The record is the follow-up to the band's 2010
fourth album 'A Thousand Suns'.
Artwork for the album, features a dark coloured human figure
shedding a white skin with the phrase 'Dedicated to wherever music
lives' alongside the band's logo and album title.
Speaking about the forthcoming release Linkin Park's rapper Mike
Shinoda says: 'People would be surprised to learn how much of a
sense of humor we have about ourselves. There are things
we've done in our career that we wouldn't do now, but they felt
right at the time. It's like opening a drawer and finding an
old pair of bell bottoms, going, 'Oh my God, I can't believe I went
to school wearing that"
Frontman Chester Bennington also spoke to Kerrang!: "With
this album, we've incorporated a lot of guitar work with big
choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to give it that really
big wall of sound feeling without getting too metal. This will be
more familiar to people than 'A Thousand Suns' was, were we like'…
We're just going to go bonkers."
"All of our songs take these really big creative turns and
twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as
a melody or some musical chord progressions. Other times, they'll
start out as beats, and the next thing you know they kind of evolve
over the course of the making of the album."