Mike Shinoda has shared his latest new track, titled "About You," a collaboration with producer Blackbear.
Shinoda has also debuted the song's music video, which he himself directed. The new visual was filmed in Shanghai and focuses on Shinoda belting out the song with the city's skyline as a backdrop.
The new track will be featured on his upcoming new album Post Traumatic, which he revealed earlier this week started in a very dark place. The album was inspired by the tragic passing of fellow Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.
"It started in a really dark place. In the beginning, I wasn't leaving my house. It felt very claustrophobic, having lost one of my closest friends and collaborators. We associate who we are, to some degree, with what we do, so I felt very lost," he told ET Canada. "The experience of this last year has been crazy, and I wanted to put it into music, not only to just put a stamp on it and say, 'This happened,' but also to allow the fans and the people who have been along for the ride, to guide them on that journey in terms of keeping up with my narrative or understanding where I'm at."
"Life was difficult; music was easy. The music made things easier. We started talking about, 'What about mental health? Do you wanna get involved with, for example, suicide prevention? Do you wanna get involved with organizations that deal with depression and so on, even addiction?' And I thought, number one, some of those things I just don't have very much experience with. You'd think I do, because one of my best friends dealt with them, but I don't personally suffer from those things, and I think that the most powerful thing that I can do for people is to actually take the things that I've learned and share them with people. So, for example, with mental health, I've learned that mental health we should treat it like physical health. So if you say, 'I'm feeling unhealthy,' or if you wake up and say, 'I'm feeling sick,' then what would you do? You'd stay home from work, you might take medication, and if it's really bad, you might say, 'Oh, I need to go see a doctor. This is really bad.' But for some reason, we don't do that when it comes to mental health."
Post Traumatic will be released on June 8.
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