Linkin Park May Release Next Album by Summer 2014
Linkin Park have been updating their fans about the status of their next album, a follow-up to 2012’s Living Things. The latest was a post from Mike Shinoda on his own website.
Shinoda begins by explaining his absence from social media recently, and then segues into a few paragraphs about how Linkin Park are “trying new things” – an accurate description for their entire approach to writing and recording.
What’s different this time around? Shinoda explains that the band went to a new studio, after recording almost all of their previous albums in a single location, and that they’re self-producing, rather than work with a producer. As well, their approach to putting together songs is described as “free form jamming” and experimentation, instead of simply writing a song and recording it into a computer.
For another, newer approach, they’ve been recording to tape, rather than solely make everything digital.
He sums up the entire process of new approaches and spending 10 to 12 hours each day in the studio as: “searching for the sound that truly captures where we’re at as a band right now. Something bold and energetic. Something with a balance between the chaos and order.”
Shinoda then goes onto say: “As ever, we’re digging deep to craft the best songs that will set the tone for the next step, that will draw a line between what we’re doing and everything else.
“We can’t wait for you to hear it this summer.”
This still-untitled release follows Living Things, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has since sold 2.3 million copies, as of the end of 2013, across the globe.
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