LINKIN PARK’s Mike Shinoda has released a new song called “In My Head” from the SCREAM 6 soundtrack
Shinoda’s addition to the film, titled “In My Head“, comes off as a suitably haunting experience in pop-rock which also features an appearance from singer Kailee Morgue. You can check it out below.
Mike’s involvement in the horror film doesn’t end there. Just last week, singer Demi Lovato released the song “Still Alive” from the newly released slasher flick — a track that Mike also co-wrote and produced.
You can also check out Mike starring alongside ICE NINE KILLS frontman Spencer Charnas in the video for Lovato’s song below, which sees Shinoda take on the creepy role of an evil-looking projectionist.
During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, Shinoda discussed the classic LINKIN PARK track “In The End“, and put to rest any rumors that late singer Chester Bennington hated it.
“My lyrics on the first version were different. But by the end of that night I had written the words to the chorus. The next day I played it for our drummer [Rob Bourdon]… and he was like, ‘Dude, this is the song that we’ve been waiting for, this is the best song we’ve got’.”
“It didn’t feel big to me, it didn’t feel like a hit song,” Shinoda admits. “I wouldn’t know what a hit song felt like, I was too young. I was feeling despondent, like, we’re doing all this stuff, we’re trying to realise some kind of identity, or some kind of meaning, and it’s not working.”
“He didn’t hate it. No, no, no, no. That’s actually a misconception. Some people think that he hated the song. He liked the song, he just loved really heavy stuff, and so when people were like, ‘This should be a single’, he was like, [shrugs], ‘Ah, whatever!’ It’s not the one that he would have chosen.”
In other LINKIN PARK news, the band’s groundbreaking second album, “Meteora“, which was released in March 2003 and included the global hit singles “Somewhere I Belong”, “Faint”, “Numb”, “Breaking The Habit” and “From The Inside”, will be getting reissued on April 7 in multiple formats to mark it’s 20th anniversary. The record has sold over eight million copies in the U.S. and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum, or gold in 15 countries.
The release will be made available in a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set, 4 LP Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, 3-disc Deluxe CD and digital: all of which will contain a wealth of previously unreleased or rare tracks. Among the unreleased tracks are several gems previously unknown to LINKIN PARK fans, including “Lost” — a fully realized track from the 2002 album recording sessions featuring stunning vocals from late frontman Chester Bennington.
Shinoda said: “Finding ‘Lost‘ was like finding a favorite photo you had forgotten you’d taken, like it was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself.”
LINKIN PARK has been on hiatus since the death of Bennington in 2017.
Last April, Shinoda confirmed that there are no plans for new music, albums or live shows from LINKIN PARK.
The 45-year-old musician, who was appointed Community Innovation Advisor of Warner Recorded Music (WRM), addressed LINKIN PARK‘s future during a Twitch livestream, saying: “The only LINKIN PARK news I have for you is that… Yeah, we talk every few weeks — I talk to the guys, or some of the guys,” he said. “And there’s no tours, there’s no music, there’s no albums in the pipeline. Okay, so let me just tell you that. So just keep in your minds that that is not happening.
“I’m just gonna say that much for now,” he continued. “I say that because anytime the band says anything or does anything, everyone tries to start up the hype train, and we’re, like, ‘No, no, no, no. Don’t start up the hype train.’ You’re gonna disappoint yourself. Don’t do that.”