Mike Shinoda Pays Tribute To Late Chester Bennington With New EP
Mike Shinoda- a founding member of the band Linkin Park– has released his first piece of music since the passing of his friend and bandmate.
An EP titled Post Traumatic was released on Thursday by the artist containing three deeply reflective tracks that touch on the death of Bennington and the emotional aftermath.
He also released a statement that read;
“The past six months have been a rollercoaster. Amidst the chaos, I’ve started to feel an intense gratitude — for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create. Today, I’m sharing three songs I wrote and produced, with visuals that I filmed, painted, and edited myself. At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park, nor is it Fort Minor — it’s just me. Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don’t know where this path goes, but I’m grateful I get to share it with you.”
Chester Bennington died by hanging last year at the age of 41. In addition to the songs, he also released videos for each track which he recorded at home.