Linkin Park to Release New Single, ‘Burn It Down,’ Says Mike Shinoda


Story by Anne Erickson

Linkin Park co-vocalist says new song will arrive April 16

They’ve been teasing fans with news of a new album on the way for months, and now, that promise is coming to fruition. Linkin Park have announced they’ll release a shiny new single, “Burn It Down,” to rock radio on April 16. The song arrives on the band’s upcoming, fifth full-length studio album, which is slated to come out this summer.

In a short video on Viddy, Linkin Park co-vocalist Mike Shinoda chated briefly about the new track. The 11 second clip was shot on the set for the “Burn It Down” video, where Shinoda is handling direction duties.

“We’re here on the set for our new video for ‘Burn It Down’,” Shinoda says in the clip. “The song will be hitting the radio on April 16. Until then, you can go to soon to unlock pieces of the song.”

Linkin Park’s other vocalist, Chester Bennington, recently dropped the news that the new album will be bigger and heavier than the band’s previous. “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,” he told Kerring! “This will be more familiar to people than ‘A Thousand Suns’ was, where we were like ‘ …We’re just going to go bonkers.

“We’ve been writing a lot about relationships. We’re not a political band, we’re a socially minded band. We try to look at things that we find in the world that we’d like to see more of, or that we’d like to see less of.” (Photo credit: Anne Erickson.)


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