LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda has released music videos for two new songs, “Crossing A Line” and “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore”. Both tracks will appear on his forthcoming debut solo album, “Post Traumatic”, which is due on June 15.
“It’s a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness,” Shinoda said of “Post Traumatic” in a statement. “If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone. If they haven’t been through this, I hope they feel grateful.”
Shinoda will make his first solo appearance since the death of LINKIN PARK bandmate Chester Bennington at the Identity LA festival this spring. The free event, which celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, will take place at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on May 12. Other artists who have yet to be announced will also perform in addition to Shinoda, who announced his participation in the event via Twitter.
The singer/producer released three new solo tracks as a digital EP in late January. Also titled “Post Traumatic”, the set directly addressed the death of Bennington and Shinoda‘s own anxiety over what would come next.
He told Alternative Press about the experience of recording again: “A week after Chester passed, the idea of the studio was scary. And it wasn’t just the idea of attempting to make a song and being overwhelmed by those memories. There’s another layer of fear for artists in this situation that is, ‘What if I can’t make anything good without that person?'”
LINKIN PARK has not officially announced whether the group intends to continuing recording and touring together, following Bennington‘s suicide last July.