Mike Shinoda shares his letter to the band in Studio Update #5

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    Kevin

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    It's time for another studio update! This time it takes form of a open letter from Mike to the rest of the band, where he says that he wants more experimentation, more weirdness and more live instruments. I think we can all agree with that. Read the full letter below.

    Along with this, the update also contained a video of a recent studio tour shot in 360. You can watch that below. If you are reading on mobile you can watch it in the YouTube app on iOS and Android with Google Cardboard or other VR headsets.



    As you can see the band is still in the midst of recording and writing the new album, so if the projected "late 2016" that Mike said on our podcast with him is still gonna happen they better hurry up. But let's ask them to take their time and make the best album they can make instead of rushing one out.

    What do you think of this update? Did you like that studio tour? Will the new album or even a new single come out in 2016? Come and discuss in our forums.
     
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    Michele

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    The studio tour was fun. I hate that he is already sure, that the album will came next year instead of this year :lol: But things need their time. As long as we will now in which direction they will go soon, i can wait :lol:
     
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    JonasTheRoman

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    Even if this letter is not really long, it's a really fun way of updating us. Very fresh, I like it. :D
    I wonder if this is actually a real mail he wrote or if it's just been made up.

    That video was also cool. I even liked it more than the Welcome video, actually. It's fun to explore the studio like this.
     
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    Vinifeijo

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    Seems like even they don't know how the album will sound yet.
     
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    crazygolfer

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    Yeah, and that concerns me a bit. Sure, I want them to take their time, and if that means releasing it next year then cool, but I'm a bit worried that they are struggling more than usual on this album to piece everything together and find it's sound. That e-mail indicates that they are still somewhat in the early stages of the album process, even though they've been in the studio for several months. It's a bit of a head scratcher to me, and a possible red flag.
     
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    Vic

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    "I want this album to be our best" take all the time you want then, Mike. I say we'll probably get the single this year and album next year.
     
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    Vinifeijo

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    Guys! We're being trolled. This is a puzzle.

    Breakthrough is the album's name and it'll be release 9/43 (wich equals to 10/13).

    Nailed it.
     
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    thor

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    lol "Breakthrough" has got to be like the worst album title ever. sounds like something you'll hear from a disney artist.
     
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    This + the Dave interview pretty much confirm the 2017 delay or at best a very very late 2016 release . We will definitely not have a song before October/ November to say soon
     
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    Vinifeijo

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    Good news is they narrowed to 20 songs. Maybe they all get to the final cut. (Just let me dream, please)
     
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    Deliveranze

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    Damn. Slightly disappointed it doesn't sound like we will hear anything for awhile but I do like that they feel ambitious to take their time. Sounds like they are cooking up an album that will be a boost of special material in their discography and not a retread of previous sounds. That 360 video was awesome! Glad he did that!
     
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    Code:
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    I got an offer to join Coldplay. I'm taking it.
    
    Sincerely,
    
    m.
    ... is what I bet the original draft of this email said.
     
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    I've been told by admins that it's not good to pretend to be Mike Shinoda.

    #minutexit
     
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    :lol: :lol:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    They got a lot of nice gear

    That I could never afford. Brad's Strat alone is probably something I'd need to save up for for like 5 years lol
     
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    Delicious Dave

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    Was reading this in bed on my laptop and my cat climbed on the keyboard and is now currently rubbing his head against my face, I'm sure the letter says something exciting but right now all I'm seeing is cat fur.
     
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    Susy

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    Now this is exciting!

    Take a year, Mike, I don't give a shit. Just make it gooood.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    For full disclosure, previously minuteforce's post was just the letter. It has since been changed by the Powers That Be.

    #waytoruinthefun
     

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