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Linkin Park Returns With "Heavy" Featuring Kiiara Off New Album 'One More Light'

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They're back!



Why is everything so heavy?



Linkin Park quietly worked on their seventh studio album for several years, and it's finally ready. The band blasted fans with a heap of content today (Feb. 16), including their new Kiiara-assisted single, "Heavy," as well as the tracklist, release date (May 19) and album title, One More Light.

"Heavy" is a new sound for Linkin Park. They tapped pop heavy-hitters Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter for the track, and crafted a song that sounds like something twenty one pilots would release (a compliment).

"The band, with every album, every song we're trying to challenge ourselves. We like to try new things," band member Mike Shinoda tells Billboard. "We want to explore new territory with the sounds and the songwriting. We've always been about mixing styles; I mean, Hybrid Theory was the name of our band before we changed it to Linkin Park. Linkin Park fans know that with every album you never know what you're going to get, and the style can change dramatically and different elements, different genres that we listen to might sit more in the forefront than others."

Shinoda added that "Heavy" reflects how the the rest of the album sounds. "We're super-excited about the song, and the excitement around it has been kind of crazy. We've put out a lot of first singles, and I've actually kind of been taken aback by the amount of excitement over the song and everything."

One More Light Tracklist:
1. "Nobody Can Save Me"
2. "Good Goodbye"
3. "Talking to Myself"
4. "Battle Symphony"
5. "Invisible"
6. "Heavy"
7. "Sorry for Now"
8. "Halfway Right"
9. "One More Light"
10. "Sharp Edges"

Listen to "Heavy" below:



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:squintney:

Had this been the first song from them I listen to, I would have never thought they were once a nu-metal band. 

I don't know what kind of fuckery this is, but Chester needs to go back to screaming his lungs out all over real instruments. 

34 minutes ago, Spearsfan said:

I hate it. I personally think they are selling out. They need to go back to the meteora and before sound. 

I agree completely.

The same thing happened to Maroon 5, they had a sunny rock thing going on when they started, and now they do straight up cheap pop songs.

I hate it... :overitkbye:

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16 minutes ago, HAUNTED said:

:squintney:

Had this been the first song from them I listen to, I would have never thought they were once a nu-metal band. 

I don't know what kind of fuckery this is, but Chester needs to go back to screaming his lungs out all over real instruments. 

I agree completely.

The same thing happened to Maroon 5, they had a sunny rock thing going on when they started, and now they do straight up cheap pop songs.

I hate it... :overitkbye:

Korn did that for an album but than they checked themselves. I don't mind experimenting but this Is pure sell out. 

Yeah and Maroon 5's only good album is Songs About Jane. They had success though so why change. 

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I like the song. But knowing that it's LP, I feel like they merged with OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons and became one. I wanted more electric guitars, more yelling, more unconventional, less radio friendly...But I'll take it since Selena disappointed me, and what's on the radio is kind of basic. 

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22 hours ago, Spearsfan said:

Korn did that for an album but than they checked themselves. I don't mind experimenting but this Is pure sell out. 

Yeah and Maroon 5's only good album is Songs About Jane. They had success though so why change. 

The Fourth World & It Won't Be Soon Before Long  are good too :sassybrit:

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Now I should check out the older Maroon 5. I only know them by their pop hits and tbh, these disgust me. To me, Payphone is the definition of lame.

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I listened the first 10 seconds and wow....

I made a thread where I offered that Linkin Park could make a song with Britney. Since it seems they are more mainstream now, it seems to be not such a faraway idea. But with this kind of Linkin Park like these first 10 seconds, I'd want nothing to do with.

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23 hours ago, Spearsfan said:

Korn did that for an album but than they checked themselves. I don't mind experimenting but this Is pure sell out. 

Yeah and Maroon 5's only good album is Songs About Jane. They had success though so why change. 

I don't know Maroon's 5 work deeply, but yeah, their early stuff made it clear they were more of a rock band. The songs they've been doing now are no different than any other pop star's songs. It's kinda sad, really. :verycool:

I'm very disappointed in LP. I'm a huge fan of theirs, and this is not how I know them. They've been going for a "lighter" route since Minutes to Midnight, but I was actually very satisfied with The Hunting Party 'cause it featured some good old Linkin Park metal gems. This new sound is almost antagonistic. I honestly think that they're just looking for the chart-success that they haven't found with their latest releases. I just hope it's a phase... :lostney:  

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20 minutes ago, HAUNTED said:

I don't know Maroon's 5 work deeply, but yeah, their early stuff made it clear they were more of a rock band. The songs they've been doing now are no different than any other pop star's songs. It's kinda sad, really. :verycool:

I'm very disappointed in LP. I'm a huge fan of theirs, and this is not how I know them. They've been going for a "lighter" route since Minutes to Midnight, but I was actually very satisfied with The Hunting Party 'cause it featured some good old Linkin Park metal gems. This new sound is almost antagonistic. I honestly think that they're just looking for the chart-success that they haven't found with their latest releases. I just hope it's a phase... :lostney:  

I can't get over the 11 seconds line, it is embarrassing. It feels like a C-list girl should sing this.

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