New music is coming from Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, who arrives in Australia for BIGSOUND next week.
It’s an excellent time to be a Mike Shinoda fan. Not only is he heading to Australia next week as a guest speaker at BIGSOUND, but it looks like new music is on the way.
Posting a 23-second teaser video to social media, the Linkin Park rapper, producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and solo artist can be seen shaving his head in a dimly lit clip. A short guitar riff is played at the end of the video, with Shinoda writing “soon” in the caption.
New music from Shinoda will follow In My Head, a collaborative track with American singer Kailee Morgue that featured on the Scream VI soundtrack. Upcoming new music also arrives after Shinoda’s 2020 triple-album Dropped Frames and his 2018 solo debut album, Post Traumatic.
Shinoda’s addition to BIGSOUND 2023 – taking place from 5-8 September – was announced last month, with the rock and roll talent joining Christine Anu, Ziggy Ramo, Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq, Kate Miller-Heidke, Aussie DJ Anna Lunoe, Bluey composer Joff Bush, Gordi and many more at Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
Delegate passes and festival tickets for BIGSOUND 2023, which will take over 18 venues in Brisbane’s heart of live music, are available here.
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“Finding this track was like finding a favourite photo you had forgotten you’d taken, like it was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself,” Shinoda said about Lost in a press release.
He added, “For years, fans have been asking us to release something with [vocalist] Chester [Bennington]’s voice, and I’m thrilled we’ve been able to make that happen in such a special way. I think they’re going to be floored when they hear and see all the incredible unreleased songs and video footage in METEORA|20.”
Last year, Shinoda won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording for the 2020 remix of Deftones’ Passenger (originally from their 2000 album White Pony - the remixed version featured Tool’s Maynard James Keenan).
In March, Shinoda revealed that Linkin Park have no intention of performing alongside a hologram of Chester Bennington. “Those [hologram tours] are creepy,” he said in an interview with 94.5 The Buzz. “For me, that's a clear no. I’m not into that.”