Nu-metal legends Linkin Park have released a brand new track featuring UK grime artist Stormzy. The song, titled ‘Good Goodbye’ is set to feature on Linkin Park’s upcoming six studio album ‘One More Light’.
Linkin Park have arguably been transitioning into a more radio friendly act since the late 2000s; however, even relatively recent LP fans could not have imagined just how sugary their new material would become.
The band are set to release their sixth studio album ‘One More Light’ on May 19. The album was recorded at both Larrabee Studios and Sphere Studios in California, and has been co-produced by band members Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda.
‘One More Light’s’ lead single ‘Heavy’ (featuring Kiiara) was released in mid February and garnered mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. One thing for sure, is that listeners who thought ‘Heavy’ was a little too bland for their taste, should almost definitely stay away from ‘Good Goodbye’.
The new track features rapped verses from both Pusha T and Stormzy. In a recent interview frontman Chester Bennington said of Stormzy: “We like Stormzy and we think that he’s dope,” “Little did we know that, he was about to take over the world.”
When asked how the collaboration came to happen, Bennington explained: “It required us reaching out saying ‘Hey, we like Stormzy, here’s a track if you would like to participate on it, that would be awesome.’ Apparently he was like, ‘Yeah.’ That wasn’t that difficult, but we knew of Stormzy and that’s why we reached out to him.”
In another recent interview with Billboard, Mike Shinoda hinted that lead single ‘Heavy’ best reflected the overall sound of the album, stating: “One of the reasons why we chose ‘Heavy’ as the first single is because it is really the core sound of the album,” “This wasn’t a scenario where the whole album sounds one way and the single sounds different. This is how the album sounds. So we wanted to go out with a song like that, where everybody can get a sense of the direction of this body of work.”