Exclusive: Linkin Park Ready To 'Burn' With New Single, Album

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:22 PM


On Tuesday, MTV News was on the set of the video for "Burn It Down," the first single from their (still-untitled) new album. So, yes, this is really happening, and yes, it's happening soon, as LP's Chester Bennington explained.

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Well, we promised our fans that we'd put out records faster, and that's what we're doing. We figured out a way to condense our cycle, so to speak, by ... continuing to write, trying to keep the creative ball rolling as often as possible," he said. "We wrote some of the stuff on the road during the last tour, and instead of ... touring for two years, we toured for about a year, we came home, jumped right back into the studio and just worked our butts off to create this record. "And this album is a really great representation of where we're at right now as a band," Bennington continued. "We're kind of really comfortable with our early nü-metal days, and we're really comfortable with where we're at in our more contemporary version of ourselves, so this is a good representation of that comfort level with our own identity as a band."

As for "Burn It Down," well, Bennington 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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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

HELL YES!! I cannot wait!!!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:03 PM

I can't wait too!! :D

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

This article is definitely illuminating, getting closer and closer to that epic album release night :)
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

Lol folk driven songs! Mumford and Sons anyone?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Lol folk driven songs!

Mumford and Sons anyone?

Great band there, if LP made roots in folky/acousticy songs then adapted them, they will be really upbeat songs that will have meaningful lyrics.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:51 AM


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

Next album to start as a gospel record ha

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