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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda announces new solo album

Crossing a line to new things.

Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda has big things planned for the near future

Linkin Park guitarist, rapper, and co-founder Mike Shinoda has been a rather busy man as of late. Ever since the death of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington last year, Shinoda has thrown himself into his own music in order to help him cope.

Now as a result of his hard work, Shinoda has just announced a forthcoming solo LP titled Post Traumatic.

The announcement came when Shinoda appeared on a radio interview on KROQ, where he says:

“I had been writing these songs and they were both helping me navigate both emotionally and logically. There wasn’t going to be any clear answers. We’re just going to have to wait and see and go with the flow. t’s a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness. If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone. If they haven’t been through this, I hope they feel grateful.”

Shinoda has released two new songs recently following the release of his recent EP Post Traumatic EP, which are titled “Crossing a Line” and “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore”.

It is quite clearly evident that the inspiration behind the songs are the feelings of grief over losing a dear friend, with lyrics for “Crossing a Line” reading:

“I’ll tell you I don’t care anymore / I hope you’ll know that’s a lie / Cause I found what I have been waiting for / But to get there means crossing a line / So I’m crossing a line”

Currently there is no word on any of Linkin Park’s future plans.

Post Traumatic is due out June 15 and can be pre-ordered on Shinoda’s official website here.

Shinoda will also be going on a solo tour, the dates and tickets for which can be found and purchased here.

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Watch: Mike Shinoda Crossing a Line

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