It’s been exactly six days ago since Linkin Park released their first single “Heavy” from their new album “One More Light”. What has happened since this release? Well, A LOT.
After two interviews from Mike at KROQ and the Zach Sang SHow, the whole band started off with a Facebook Live Performance Event of their official Facebook page five hours after the release, in which not only they sang an acoustic version of the song live with Kiiara, but they also pampered us with an acoustic version of Crawling & Burn It Down (ft. Kiiara). Needless to say, this was fucking amazing. Especially because It was their first live show since 2015!
Social Media and Twitter in particular exploded with comments about “Heavy”, with the tags #HeavyLP and #LinkinPark showing up everywhere. Obviously, haters had to hate with stating that this wasn’t the sound of Linking Park that they are so familiar with and they should go back to the style of Hybrid Theory. Chester’s response? “We will lose fans but we always gain more.” The majority however was very welcome to the new sound and accepts that people – including bands – just simply grow. Since the release, Mike and Chester have been very active on Twitter. Mike being active on social media is actually something we’re already used to, but we get a whiff of fresh air from Chester. If you hadn’t fallen in love with Chester before, then you’d definitely do it now. Chester proves that being a family guy with lovely pets doesn’t make you less of a rockstar.
He continued with this vibe in his interview today at New York’s radio station Q104.3 FM 9 A.M. EST, where he was chatting live with Jonathan Clarke for Out of the Box. Being the family man that he is, he said that he had to quite the Stone Temple Pilots because it was too hard on the family. As regards to Hybrid Theory, he mentioned that Hybrid Theory as a concept still very much is a part of who Linking Park is today, and that it fits them really to the core of who they are. However, when talking about “Heavy” and about the sound of the new album, he said: “We want to keep involving. Our creative journey is a journey, it’s not a destination. As long as we feel inspired, we just want to make music that we feel like making.” Be sure to expect a more soulful and sexier sound from Linkin Park! Earlier on, Chester was also guest at the Elvis Duran and the morning Show, which aired 8 A.M. EST, where he also talked about the new single.
Chester also visited 92.3 AMP Radio, an interview that can be seen on the official Linkin Park Facebook page. He revealed that there is a lot of rapping from Mike on “Good Goodbye”, yet he fully sings on “Invisible” and “Sorry for Now”. There are 10 songs on the album out of the 150 demo’s.
Did you miss these interviews? Not to worry, you can at least see the whole interview at Q104.3 FM here:
…and the 92.3 AMP Radio interview here:
How do you feel about Chester’s response and the new info about the album? How excited are you for the new album? Let us know!
Ouçam em cima e partilhem connosco as vossas opiniões! Gostaram da nova música? O que esperam do novo álbum?