New Linkin Park song and album

2017-02-16 by CzechyGuy | 132 Comments
Alternative rock-pop band Linkin Park have released the first single from their upcoming album One More Light. The track, titled "Heavy", features singer Kiiara. ¨

The song is a big shift in style when compared to LP's last record, The Hunting Party. Check out the song below





Pre-order vinyl and album bundles at http://linkinpark.com
Download/Stream "Heavy" - http://lprk.co/onemorelight

Tagged: Linkin Park

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tinathefatlard
February 16th 2017
1612 Comments


Well, Hybrid Theory 2 will never happen.....

MyNameIsPencil
February 16th 2017
4728 Comments


just when I thought Linkin Park couldn't get lamer

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cloakanddagger
February 16th 2017
138 Comments


That clickbait title though.

cloakanddagger
February 16th 2017
138 Comments


But yeah this is balls, was hoping they'd follow up the hunting party with something that didn't sound like a lame, slow, boring pop song.

neekafat
February 16th 2017
1331 Comments


Guess my article didn't go through lol

claygurnz
February 16th 2017
3898 Comments


Lol I thought it said Ft Ciara for a split second

MercuryToHell
February 16th 2017
1097 Comments


I know Chester has never exactly been the most stellar wordsmith, but you would have thought after six albums he would have realised that 'heavy' and 'carry' don't rhyme.

This being said, this is one of those songs that I'd like a lot more if it was by someone else. I actually really do like it as a pop song but after THP I thought Linkin Park were on the way up to their best again.

Titan
February 16th 2017
15889 Comments


clearly want to head in a certain direction

MO
February 16th 2017
21429 Comments


lol this is so bad

BeyondCosby
February 16th 2017
1306 Comments


I don't know why everyone is so shocked. This is Twenty-One Pilots doing exactly what Twenty-One Pilots does.

William21
February 16th 2017
122 Comments


This wouldn't feel nearly as weird if it weren't coming right after the in-your-face The Hunting Party

cor22222
February 16th 2017
6 Comments


This is so low and who the fuck is Kiiara?

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cvlts
February 16th 2017
9346 Comments


this is literally anything but heavy wtf

Beardog
February 16th 2017
1323 Comments


I don't even think it's that bad, chester just sounds really wierd, did expect it though after his horrible performance on The Hunting Party.

Wildcardbitchesss
February 16th 2017
54 Comments


This is fucking horrible

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Nomos
February 16th 2017
1212 Comments


What the fuck. These guys have been disappointing since Hybrid Theory with some exceptions from that album about suns.

BeyondCosby
February 16th 2017
1306 Comments


@William21 that was a Twenty-One Pilots joke.

FlipTrackz
February 16th 2017
85 Comments


Terrible Linkin Park song and a terrible pop song.

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EvoHavok
February 16th 2017
6337 Comments


Lol wow. Wonder how much of the album will be in this style...

DreamAgain
February 16th 2017
527 Comments


So terrible. Didn't they say before last album that they were going back to their "roots"? lol.

DamnVanne
February 16th 2017
2190 Comments


O. My. God.
I haven't heard anything theyve done since the pathetic stain of Minutes to Midnight but I could not have imagined how fucking lame these guys have become. That was kind of heart breaking

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PistolPete
February 16th 2017
4202 Comments


So depressed now. Was hoping they'd stay heavy.

WhiteNoise
February 16th 2017
3535 Comments


Im too scared to listen. The hunting party was a fun album

DatsNotDaMetulz
February 16th 2017
3109 Comments


This is definitely just straight up pop, in every conceivable sense.

SweeneyTodd
February 16th 2017
996 Comments


They must be terribly brave releasing this as a first single, cos that, was fucking bad. Their last album was ok, largely because it was actually rock focused. But this? This is...actually, we should have seen this coming a mile away

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AtomicWaste
Moderator
February 16th 2017
2646 Comments


Yeah, this is bad.

dfevil085
February 16th 2017
744 Comments


At least they're doing the pop direction better than Sonic Syndicate did.

tre
February 16th 2017
268 Comments


; _ ;

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
February 16th 2017
18272 Comments


Good fuck that was horrendous. Is Chester really turning to auto tune? The dude just can't sing anymore. His voice used to be awesome.

Sabrutin
February 16th 2017
3968 Comments


Never hated this band and I kinda counted on them to give me a cute catchy album but I really don't like this song. Nothing of it works

SuperVoid
February 16th 2017
8 Comments


That's gross.

sempiturtle
February 16th 2017
529 Comments


Good pop song, I like the vocal feature. A bit dull though.

FullOfSounds
February 16th 2017
12533 Comments


Thanks Linkin Park I needed a good laugh

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theBoneyKing
February 16th 2017
7150 Comments


Oh boy can't wait to 1 the album

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TheMrAlexK
February 16th 2017
6528 Comments


"Well, Hybrid Theory 2 will never happen....."

Meteora?

Green Baron
February 16th 2017
22968 Comments


I wish I could just overlook this as another average generic pop song.

But this was after The Hunting Party. The fucking Hunting Party.

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theBoneyKing
February 16th 2017
7150 Comments


I know. One of the worst albums ever.

henryChinaski
February 16th 2017
3561 Comments


Decent song. Who the fuck wants to listen to Hybrid Theory 2 or Meteora 2...

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Flugmorph
February 16th 2017
14491 Comments


damn i was hyped for this but the single is hot garbage rip

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theBoneyKing
February 16th 2017
7150 Comments


lol at people expecting anything other than garbage from Linkin Park

Flugmorph
February 16th 2017
14491 Comments


hunting party was great

why u lying bitch

ChaoticVortex
February 16th 2017
376 Comments


Usually not bugged by Linkin Park, but this is some hot smelling crap right here boy.

sempiturtle
February 16th 2017
529 Comments


The more people hate this the more I want to like it tbh.

Moge
February 16th 2017
236 Comments


ouf, hunting party was alright, this is poor af

Jasdevi087
February 16th 2017
3778 Comments


that was hilarious

Tyler.
February 16th 2017
10986 Comments


this song lmao

neekafat
February 16th 2017
1331 Comments


"Decent song. Who the fuck wants to listen to Hybrid Theory 2 or Meteora 2..."

As much as I agree with you... This song is not decent

NorwichScene
February 16th 2017
2091 Comments


I liked it

LosProfetas
February 16th 2017
36 Comments


This is good. People need to stop whining about Linkin Park changing their sound, they do it on EVERY album. At least they actually experiment and evolve unlike some artists who make the same album 5 times.

Emim
February 16th 2017
27278 Comments


Park goes Pop vol. I

Faraudo
February 16th 2017
1368 Comments


Yeahh, I think it's pretty good. Quite catchy.

McTime50
February 16th 2017
17 Comments


the song is ok, nothing special. they said the hunting party's style was a one-time thing and that they were going to do something completely different after. I guess I just never expected it to be pop.

StolenIdentity
February 16th 2017
271 Comments


Definitely a strong Twenty-One Pilots vibe. And that's not a good thing.

gryndstone
February 16th 2017
740 Comments


(Featuring Kiiara) oh boy is this gonna suck

gryndstone
February 16th 2017
740 Comments


yeah this sucks

RivalSkoomaDealer
February 16th 2017
1596 Comments


I can vibe with them going pop if that's what they want to do but this song is the lowest common denominator when it comes to writing a pop song.

DrGonzo1937
February 16th 2017
12285 Comments


It's just an average pop song. Sounds like a bieber b-side

misho87
February 16th 2017
90 Comments


I respect LP for the will to experiment with their sound, but really this song isn't in my opinion good.. their pop stuff never clicked with me and the same situation is repeating itself again now..

ATS was (is) one of the worst albums I have ever heard - 2 or 3 fun songs, everything else on that album is nothing or shit - Living Things was a step in the right direction, enjoyable electro/rock album and THP was a pretty good album, album that was basically a tribute to rock/metal/HC/punk bands the band members liked from the 90's and it is their 3rd best album released but if they are going fully "pop" direction on this new album, then well it's definitely nothing for me.. I expected them to go more even more experimental rock/metal or even somewhat prog way but it's their right to do whatever they want.. I never wanted from them new HT or Meteora, just some good rock/metal songs.. definitely not pop, but if other people like this new stuff from them then what does it matter what my opinion is

chug73
February 16th 2017
2652 Comments


Yeah nah this is all kinds of cringe.

BlackTaxi2d
February 16th 2017
202 Comments


what a track lmao

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50iL
February 16th 2017
2863 Comments


you know that moment when bands hit the bottom of the barrel?
Yeah this is it.

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Jasdevi087
February 16th 2017
3778 Comments


"This is good. People need to stop whining about Linkin Park changing their sound, they do it on EVERY album. At least they actually experiment and evolve unlike some artists who make the same album 5 times."

ahhh, the classic "I think people don't like change and therefore this song is good and not actually objectively terrible for other reasons" guy. There's always one and where would we be without them?

Zanareth
February 16th 2017
285 Comments


That awkward moment when people start to get nostalgia for albums that were considered bad at the time they were released

brettgoespunk
February 16th 2017
196 Comments


good song. Definitely not your average Linkin Park. More like Top 40 shit, but definitely not heavy.

LosProfetas
February 16th 2017
36 Comments


@Jasdevi087 Music is entirely subjective so you not liking the song personally doesn't make it bad. Is it the greatest thing they've ever written? No, definitely not, but that doesn't make it terrible. You have to admit a lot of people are hating on this simply because it was released by Linkin Park. Those are the people I'm referring to. If you don't enjoy the song that's fine and you have every right to your opinion.

advancedwarfighter
February 16th 2017
28 Comments


obviously ghost-produced by a team of people who are responsible for majority of latest pop hits.

Ebola
February 16th 2017
2207 Comments


this is a fucking atrocity

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swipenet
February 16th 2017
445 Comments


I mean, if you're gonna completely change your genre, why not do it under a side project? Curious to see how Shinoda factors into this.

BlackMalachite
February 16th 2017
5378 Comments


This is literally better than anything off of The Hunting Party.
HT 2.0 is never gonna happen, get over it everyone. It wasn't even their best, second best, or third best album.

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swipenet
February 16th 2017
445 Comments


Certainly doesn't seem to be the consensus here.

BlackMalachite
February 16th 2017
5378 Comments


Hybrid Theory is awesome, but it's one of the most overrated albums in existence and is essentially an inferior Meteora on every level.

swipenet
February 16th 2017
445 Comments


I do prefer Meteora. What else beats HT though?

BlackMalachite
February 16th 2017
5378 Comments


Minutes to Midnight and Living Things. My ranking of Linkin Park is Meteora > Minutes to Midnight > Living Things = Hybrid Theory > A Thousand Suns = The Hunting Party

sempiturtle
February 16th 2017
529 Comments


A Thousand Suns and The Hunting Party are their two best albums.

BlackMalachite
February 16th 2017
5378 Comments


"A Thousand Suns and The Hunting Party are their two best albums."

Most experimental maybe, but in no way their best.
Their best experimentation was done on MTM and LT, and it seems like this new album is gonna be on par with at least LT if "Heavy" is any indicator (a 4/5)

swipenet
February 16th 2017
445 Comments


Fair enough. You do have it tied with Living Things but I guess there's a marginal preference that can't fit inside 0.5 increments.

BlackMalachite
February 16th 2017
5378 Comments


Living Things is only slightly better than Hybrid Theory, literally like .1 better in my eyes. HT is more consistent, but the standouts on LT are so much better that I just can't overlook that.

Ebola
February 16th 2017
2207 Comments


"This is literally better than anything off of The Hunting Party."
I wasn't a huge fan of The Hunting Party (or LP in general, for that matter), but I really can't get behind that sentiment whatsoever. THP may have been inconsistent as Hell, but it at least sounded like they were putting forth a reasonable amount of effort. This just strikes me as bland, run-of-the-mill pop shit that would fit snugly on the store playlist at Best Buy.

Ebola
February 16th 2017
2207 Comments


check My Ticket Home - Strangers Only

Danred97
February 16th 2017
991 Comments


Generic pop song. My opinion would begin and end their if this didn't come out after THP. I mean, THP wasn't amazing or anything, but damn it, it was fun and felt like these guys had gotten their shit together. This is just sad.

XfingTheSullen
February 16th 2017
3854 Comments


"Alternative rock-pop band" - i can't help but feel the autor slipped a passive-aggressive jab into the very first sentence of his news article

Jasdevi087
February 16th 2017
3778 Comments


"@Jasdevi087 Music is entirely subjective so you not liking the song personally doesn't make it bad. Is it the greatest thing they've ever written? No, definitely not, but that doesn't make it terrible. You have to admit a lot of people are hating on this simply because it was released by Linkin Park. Those are the people I'm referring to. If you don't enjoy the song that's fine and you have every right to your opinion."

no you're right, the fact that this is fucking shit makes it bad and it would still fucking suck if any other band wrote it, we just wouldn't know about it

Scoot
February 16th 2017
18621 Comments


licks the taint

Relinquished
February 16th 2017
34455 Comments


not mine, that shit licks the dirt off my boot

Joeman82
February 16th 2017
375 Comments


Well... If the whole album sounds like this at least everyone can unanimously agree on the worst Linkin Park album...

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judasgoat
February 16th 2017
184 Comments


Welp, Linkin Park finally did it. They can now stand proud among the other bands in the upper echelon of Playing-Quietly-While-Shopping-At-Home-Depot-core

LosProfetas
February 16th 2017
36 Comments


"no you're right, the fact that this is fucking shit makes it bad and it would still fucking suck if any other band wrote it, we just wouldn't know about it"

Well at least you're acting mature about the whole thing.

theBoneyKing
February 16th 2017
7150 Comments


To be fair this song is only bad in the "awfully inoffensive" way whereas Linkin Park are usually offensively terrible.

Dewinged
February 16th 2017
2244 Comments


Wow, this is just...





Wow.

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Satellite
February 16th 2017
23090 Comments


cowboy you really need to use quotation marks when you quote ppl man. it always looks like you're arguing w/ yourself.

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Emim
February 16th 2017
27278 Comments


Or just use the quote tags

Satellite
February 16th 2017
23090 Comments


baby steps, mimsy.

SnakeDelilah
February 16th 2017
18194 Comments


you really need to use quotation marks when you quote ppl man


easier asked than executed, futures spent his three years on this site not realizing that

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sempiturtle
February 16th 2017
529 Comments


Shinoda won't be forced to do anything lmao. Sales don't matter, these guys are all set for life based on the royalties from everything they've already made, not to mention tour sales.

DatsNotDaMetulz
February 17th 2017
3109 Comments


"obviously ghost-produced by a team of people who are responsible for majority of latest pop hits."

Yep one of the co-writers has written songs for Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez and recently Maroon 5.

ChopSuey
February 17th 2017
2502 Comments


I'm sure this album will get a ton of reviews when it comes out, just like any Linkin Park lp

m4j3stiq
February 17th 2017
74 Comments


"Welp, Linkin Park finally did it. They can now stand proud among the other bands in the upper echelon of Playing-Quietly-While-Shopping-At-Home-Depot-core"

This made my day.

TheTalkingDude
February 17th 2017
2 Comments


I liked this song. Up on the hypetrain!
But actually a fan should never expect a Hybrid Theory 2 or something else nu metal-like, as the band said a few years ago that this was their style back then and they changed. And even back then they never saw them selves as part of that movement. They understood themselves as crossover band between Hip Hop, Rock and Pop. Seeing them doing Pop now is just a logical step after like two Albums that were just made so the fans wouldn't cry too much (Meteora and THP)^^

NorwichScene
February 17th 2017
2091 Comments


Exactly. Chester hasn't screamed properly on record in 10 years since he fucked his throat, so it's highly unlikely they would go back to the heavy days.

I think this album will be decent, nothing will ever match the first two though



zakalwe
February 17th 2017
20274 Comments


This is what Linkin Park have always sounded like, nothing has changed.

Straight off the bat they were this packaged and artificial.

One day you brats will see 90% of what's out there is exactly the same. Including tdag.

TheTalkingDude
February 17th 2017
2 Comments


Well dude Meteora was released in 2004, perhaps the album you want to mention is living things

I am aware of that, I just wanted to show that making heavy albums for the sake of being heavy isn't a new phenomenon for Linkin Park. And I didn't ment to mention LT, as I think it is an album that found just the right line between being subtle and also being powerful.

Well the problem with linkin is that mike has the complete control over the band, everybody who has been [...]

I agree. Personally, I would prefer them going into more dark and subtle terrain like ATS and in some parts also LT or THP (only in parts...). But hey, they want to do a shiny Dream Pop/ Trap inspired whatever Album, and if they mastered doing ATS, they can do that probably too. Dooming them from the start is just shit in my opinion.

SweeneyTodd
February 17th 2017
996 Comments


"This is what Linkin Park have always sounded like, nothing has changed.

Straight off the bat they were this packaged and artificial.

One day you brats will see 90% of what's out there is exactly the same. Including tdag."

Someone didn't have his nap today

Lalka
February 17th 2017
87 Comments


fuckn joke

conditionals
February 17th 2017
84 Comments


Wasn't Living Things their attempt at 'Meteora 2'? Now we're asking for it again?

Bozilla
February 17th 2017
4 Comments


Absolute filth, what happened to Hybrid Theory and Meteora days

anarchistfish
February 17th 2017
25570 Comments


lol wut

this is so insipid even by LP standards

tresm87
February 17th 2017
3647 Comments


"Well dude Meteora was released in 2004, perhaps the album you want to mention is living things"

*2003

New song isn't a bad song for pop, but it's the worst LP song easily and the majority of people think so. Hunting Party had such a revival feel to it and then predictably they pull this pop stunt.

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tresm87
February 17th 2017
3647 Comments


If it's gonna be like this I'd prefer a new fort minor album

tresm87
February 17th 2017
3647 Comments


"I hope this album fails hard because with that fiasco they will understand that they made a mistake and they will be forced to make a heavy album or a more oriented rock effort."

I agree and I thought this same thing but I think they'd just hang it up and focus on solo/side projects at this point. The fact is they are globally massive and they deserve to be and this album will sell a lot regardless.

tresm87
February 17th 2017
3647 Comments


When Kiiara comes in the vocals/ electronics/ subtle guitar/drums sound
very similar to Lynn and PVRIS. I'd almost say it's nearly identical in style. Difference is that's PVRIS's style not LP.

DinosaurJones
February 17th 2017
4834 Comments


This is pretty garbage. Chester just... doesn't sound good. It's just not a very good sounding song at all. The entire thing just sounds flat and boring.

bloc
February 17th 2017
39592 Comments


Whoa this is shockingly bad...And that's coming from someone who thinks everything after Meteora is unbearable.

If I didn't know who the artist was (I mean, who in fuck's name is Kiiara anyway) I would think this was some one hit wonder flavour of the month top 40 track.

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BHAR
February 17th 2017
211 Comments


Disgusting. This is gonna suck for sure.

Davil667
February 17th 2017
2186 Comments



Whoa this is shockingly bad...And that's coming from someone who thinks everything after Meteora is unbearable.

If I didn't know who the artist was (I mean, who in fuck's name is Kiiara anyway) I would think this was some one hit wonder flavour of the month top 40 track.“

That's all there is to say about this abomination. Agreed100%

ProjectFreak
February 17th 2017
1815 Comments


This is gonna be like the time Coldplay dropped A Sky Full of Stars, except this is much, much worse

AmericnZero02
February 17th 2017
3685 Comments


Decent song, they could have eased up a bit on the female vocals. I hope this song is the slow breath of fresh air surrounded by heavier songs on the record.

The album cover makes me think of sort of a reinterpretation of Anberlin's Vital and Devotion artwork. I dig it.

SnakeDelilah
February 17th 2017
18194 Comments


Music is entirely subjective so you not liking the song personally doesn't make it bad.


fucking hell

WatchItExplode
February 17th 2017
4630 Comments


This video should sport a shirtless Chester flashing his bling and grinding on this chick...also shout to the heavens in the rain

MillionDead
February 17th 2017
356 Comments


Boring as hell. Kind of Adele-like if we're talking about her weaker material. Doesn't even have nostalgia going for it.

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chinesewhispers
February 17th 2017
4631 Comments


The fuck is this

Kiiara was actually the best part of the song and even she was average af, everything else was dogshit

tovioli66
February 17th 2017
19 Comments


w...t...f :|

sempiturtle
February 17th 2017
529 Comments


Why is this entire thread 50% verm

FullOfSounds
February 17th 2017
12533 Comments


ctrl f "CowboyInTheShell"

TVC15
February 17th 2017
6557 Comments


^22 of em

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FullOfSounds
February 17th 2017
12533 Comments


So sad that show ended

BlackMalachite
February 18th 2017
5378 Comments


Verm, you really need to learn to calm down man.
Although I feel like I've said this to you a million times over the years.

Satellite
February 18th 2017
23090 Comments


learn to 1) calm down and 2) use quotation marks or quote tags

i'm willing to settle for 1/2

Hanusko
February 18th 2017
25 Comments


This is easily the worst single that this band ever written. I don't mind them taking pop route, but this is the worst way to write it. This sounds like a b-side of every top 100 artist. Lazy, unimaginative and extremely overproduced. They've shown they can write decent pop with ,,Around the sun", which is their most underrated album, but this is closer to what i consider their worst album ,,living things" jusr terrible

tresm87
February 18th 2017
3647 Comments


chester and mike could easily break off from LP in the future and create some hip hoppity pop shit like this if the other guys get sick of it, but the money is hard for them to turn down in sacrificing their creative control/contribution. i wasn't necessarily talking about dead by sunrise or fort minor.

Typhoon24
February 18th 2017
1148 Comments


wtf

DoctorsHateThis
February 18th 2017
5 Comments


as someone on youtube aptly said, "Even Nickelback released a heavier song than this"

CutMan
February 18th 2017
1906 Comments


This song is fake news.



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