Linkin Park has announced their seventh studio album, One More Light, will be released via the Warner Bros. label on May 19, 2017. The band’s entire catalog, including their double-fine Reanimation and RECHARGED remix albums, is available right now in hi-res on HDtracks, with One More Light expected to follow suit, most likely at 96/24. To pre-order the album, go to www.linkinpark.com.
More adventurous HRAC listeners should seek out the masterful 5.1 version of Reanimation that was released on DVD-Audio in 2002 and remixed to surround sound by Mr. Hahn, Ted Hall, and David May. Standout surround (or, should I say, SRND) tracks on that release include “FRGT/10” as reinterpreted by The Alchemist, “X-Ecutioner Style” featuring Black Thought, and “KRWLNG,” as reinterpreted by Mike Shinoda and featuring Aaron Lewis.
As the biggest band on Facebook with over 62 million followers, the Los Angeles-based Linkin Park recently delivered a stripped-down live performance and Q&A via the platform on March 9. Linkin Park invited fans everywhere into the heart of their Hollywood rehearsal space as they performed the signature smash “Crawling,” followed by the first-ever performance of their new single from One More Light, “Heavy,” accompanied by alternative pop songstress Kiiara. The show concluded with one of the band’s biggest hits, “Burn It Down.” You can watch their entire FB performance right here…
Tune in TODAY (February 16th) at 12pm Los Angeles time for a special Live performance.Download / Stream our new single “HEAVY" FEAT. Kiiara, available everywhere now: http://lprk.co/OneMoreLight
Posted by Linkin Park on Thursday, February 16, 2017
The official video for “Heavy,” which was directed by Tim Mattia (The 1975, Halsey, The Pretty Reckless), can be watched via this link: http://lprk.co/heavyvideo. Meanwhile, the official lyric video can be found on YouTube.
In a recent interview with Billboard, vocalist/keyboardist/sample guru Mike Shinoda explained Linkin Park’s constant evolution. “The band, with every album, every song, we’re trying to challenge ourselves. We like to try new things,” he noted.
“We want to explore new territory with the sounds and the songwriting,” Shinoda continued. “We’ve always been about mixing styles; I mean, Hybrid Theory was the name of our band before we changed it to Linkin Park. Linkin Park fans know that with every album ,you never know what you’re going to get, and the style can change dramatically and different elements, different genres that we listen to might sit more in the forefront than others.” Sounds like One More Light will be covering all the right stylistic bases.