Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Gives New Album Update

2014-02-11

Story by Charles Ken

Mike Shinoda hints that Linkin Park’s new album will arrive this summer

Linkin Park have been working hard on their upcoming full-length album, and now, multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda is dishing on the progress. Shinoda posted an album update on his official website in which he states he and the band are “inspired” by what they’re creating.

“As most Linkin Park fans know, the sound of each album is usually quite different from the last,” he stated. “The new album is no exception. But as usual, the album’s sound twists and turns as it is created, so any attempt at estimating what it sounds like today would be silly. The moment I tell you it sounds like ‘X,’ the songs will automatically take a drastic turn and evolve into something different within a week.”

Shinoda added that the band is experimenting this time around. “First of all, we’re not in the same studio,” he said. “All our previous albums (except MTM) were recorded at the same studio; this album is not being done there. All our previous albums were done with a producer at the helm; this album has largely been self-produced. We normally write in (an) organized and regimented style, recorded into the computer; this album has been the product of a mix of focused experimentation and free form jamming. We’re even tracking parts to tape instead of going exclusively digital.”

As for when the album will drop, Shinoda suggests this summer, saying, “We can’t wait for you to hear it this summer.”

Photo credit: Anne Erickson




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