St. Louis-based rock band Foxing released their third studio album "Nearer My God" in August last year. Now, they unveil a brand-new remix of its vibrant opening track "Grand Paradise", helmed by none other than Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda! The track premiered through New York music blog BrooklynVegan, paired with this trippy visualiser:
Shinoda's new take on the song largely keeps to the template of the original song, but he has replaced the drums and basses with his own, in addition to providing new octaved guitar parts during the final chorus. An arpeggio synth also appears throughout the second half of the arrangement, and new pitched vocal edits briefly appear during the bridge and outro.
In a Facebook post announcing the track, Foxing explain how the link-up came about:
Having been lifelong fans of Mike’s work both in & outside of Linkin Park & Fort Minor, we were extremely flattered when we found out he enjoyed our record. We quite literally said “fuck it” and DM’d him on Instagram asking if he would remix a song not expecting a response. The post also reveals that this "Grand Paradise" rework is the first taste of an upcoming remix collection that Foxing have planned. More remixes are due to premiere in the coming months:
So, needless to say, it’s an incredibly surreal moment for us to be sharing his version of our song with the world today. He’s been a dream collaborator of all of ours and we are floored with what he’s done with ‘Grand Paradise’.
This is just the first track in a series of remixes to be released throughout the remainder of the year. More incredible work coming from The Chain Gang Of 1974, Psychic Babble, Bas Relief & Chris P. Thompson.
For his part, Shinoda said this in his own Facebook post:
Grand Paradise’ is my favorite track off of Nearer My God, and I’m grateful the band let me remix it. The original has so many spectacular tracks and melodies, and I loved reinterpreting them.The "Grand Paradise" remix is available on digital music services including Spotify. You can also check out the original version of "Grand Paradise" here. The album that the track is slated to appear on, "Nearer My God Remixes", has no set release date as of yet.
Source: Mike Shinoda on Facebook
Mike Shinoda has released a brand new track titled "fine" which was written for the movie "The Blackout" which is in theaters across Russia on November 21st and Germany, Austria, and the Baltic States on November 28th.
You can check out footage of the movie in this video below which incorporates the track:
The new song is now out worldwide.
What do you think of the new song from Mike Shinoda?
Mike Shinoda has just debuted the new animated music video for his song "World's On Fire" from his 2018 album Post Traumatic. The video is as mentioned animated, the first animated video from this album and the first one since "Breaking The Habit" in 2004. The video is directed by Mike Shinoda & Juan M. Urbina. Check it out below.
This is now 15 out of 16 songs from Post Traumatic that has gotten music videos, the only one remaining at this point being "Hold It Together". If a music video for that song will come out remains to be seen. But while you wait you can check out all the other videos in this YouTube playlist
You thought Mike Shinoda would be stopping after 14 "Post Traumatic" music videos, but he's about to exceed your expectations once again - it seems a video for fan-favourite album cut "World's On Fire" is on its way!
Shinoda will be making an appearance at 2019's Anime Expo in Los Angeles to give a preview of the video - he will be a part of a showing called the Crunchyroll Industry Panel, scheduled for Saturday, July 6. This panel is listed on crunchyroll.com as follows:
Crunchyroll Industry Panel, Saturday @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm in LP1 (Petree Hall)Fans worldwide should be able to tune in and check out this exclusive preview, as events at Anime Expo will be streamed live at anime-expo.org/live.
If you haven't been keeping track, this latest development means there is only one song left on the 16-track standard edition of Shinoda's album "Post Traumatic" that hasn't had a video created for it. He may well aim to close that gap in the future. Longtime Linkin Park fans will also note that this is not Shinoda's first foray into anime-inspired imagery - various anime works have influenced LP's video and album visuals throughout the years, most notably the "Breaking The Habit" video.
Source: Mike Shinoda on Instagram
Even though Mike had said that his Post Traumatic tour ended with his shows in Israel earlier this year, Mike has just announced three more dates, all in Asia, that he will play in support of the album. This will be his second time in Asia playing shows for his 2018 Post Traumatic album, however he did not play in any of these countries on the run last year.
2019.09.04 - Jakarta, Indonesia
2019.09.06 - Manila, Philippines
2019.09.08 - Nagoya, Japan
Jakarta ticket details: LPU Pre-Sale: June 30th @ 10am (local time) /// Public Onsale: July 1st @ 10am (local time)
Tickets can be found over at MikeShinoda.com
Are you planning on going to any of these shows? Are you hoping Mike will add more shows internationally, preferably closer to where you live? Come and discuss in our forums.
Source: Mike Shinoda Twitter
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the release of Mike Shinoda’s Debut Album, Post Trumatic, Mike released an alternate “rough sketch” version music video of his single “Crossing A Line.” This “rough sketch” of the video also features an unfinished version of the song along with a video that Mike recorded entirely by himself on one late night during a stroll down Sunset Blvd.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think about it in our comments!
Lamb of God's Guitarist, Mark Morton, released the music video today for his song "Cross Off." "Cross Off" is the first single off of his debut solo album, Anesthetic, and features the vocal talent by the late Chester Bennington.
Check out the video here:
Mark Morton's debut album, Anesthetic, is available now.
What do you think of the video? Sound off in the comments below.
The music video for Mike Shinoda's track “I.O.U.” is now available to watch on YouTube. This music video, directed by Chady Awad, features live footage from Mike Shinoda's Post Traumatic Tour.
"I.O.U.” marks the 14th music video off of Mike Shinoda's debut album, Post Traumatic, which is available now.
"World's On Fire" and "Hold It Together" are currently the only songs off of Post Traumatic without Music Videos.
What do you think of the video? Sound off in the comments below.
You thought 13 music videos for songs off one album would be enough for Mike Shinoda, but you've underestimated him once again: Shinoda is now teasing another "Post Traumatic" video, this time for crowd-favourite hype banger "I.O.U."!
From the looks of this brief teaser, the "I.O.U." video will presumably consist of footage from live shows Shinoda has played throughout the past year. Montreal-based Chady Awad is the video's director - evidently, he's been on the road with Shinoda to capture the action, as photos from the recent "Post Traumatic" U.S. tour can be seen on his Instagram feed:
Appropriately, Shinoda is set to embark on a European tour tomorrow, and Awad has been on hand to document the current rehearsals so there may yet be more content to come.
Source: Mike Shinoda on Twitter