Thursday, 29 March 2012

NEW Linkin Park song coming 16 April


Linkin Park
Rockers Linkin Park will release their new single, Burn It Down, to radio on 16 April. The track comes off the band's fifth LP, which is being recorded now. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington recently appeared to have admitted that the band went too far with the experimental, heavily electronic sound of its last album, "A Thousand Suns". Speaking with Kerrang! magazine about the band's forthcoming CD, Chester said, "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, where we were like 'Fuck it, we're just going to go bonkers." Mike Shinoda told The Pulse Of Radio at the time that the band were glad they went in a new direction. "I think we were just at a point where we’re hearing out things out there in the music world, a lot of stuff that was kind of boring us," he said. "The music that we were writing that sounded like something that Linkin Paark would do was kind of boring us. And we wanted to really challenge ourselves to try something that felt fresh and exciting." As for "Burn It Down," well, Chester said the band chose it as the first single mostly because it showcases everything they're hoping to accomplish on the new disc: a combination of their crackling, crushing past and their ethereal, electro-tinged present. And while we can't reveal any details about the "Burn" video just yet, we'll let Bennington tell you all about the new song: "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," he said. "But what's interesting about this track is the really high energy and the really strong electronic melodies and hooks kind of set this song apart, which is why we chose it as our first single. "We've kind of drifted into a lot more kind of electronic, digital feel, but what's interesting about this record is that a lot of songs - people might pick up on this - but a lot of the songs kind of were started as these folk-driven songs," he continued. "So there's a very organic element to the record, as well as a very modern, kind of futuristic element too. We can't wait for our fans to hear it."

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