Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park unleashes new single…





Credit Mike Miller


Turning the page on another chapter, Linkin Park’s multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Mike Shinoda makes a stunning return to form on his new single “ALREADY OVER” out today via Warner Records. Presenting a visceral and personal vision, Shinoda notably wrote, recorded, sang, and performed every instrument on the track. Powered by kinetic live drums, coarse distorted guitar, and his uncanny vocal delivery, “ALREADY OVER” channels the signatures of the sound he pioneered with Linkin Park. Accompanying the song is a frenetic, hand-painted visual by Dusty Deen incorporating images by legendary photographer Mike Miller.

Listen to “ALREADY OVER” HERE and watch the visual HERE.

About the song, Shinoda shared, ‘ALREADY OVER’ came to me as I was sitting with my favorite guitar in my hands—the same guitar I used on songs from ‘What I’ve Done’ to ‘In My Head. There was a familiar DNA to the song that I think Linkin Park fans will recognize. For me, it creates a bridge from the past to a blurry but exciting future.”

So far, half the fun of the release has been in its ancillary fan activities. Shinoda debuted the campaign with cryptic Tumblr-style mood images online to set the tone of the new chapter. Chopped up song snippets leaked out in different online locations for fans to collect and piece together themselves; unreleased stickers began popping up, only attainable from the hands of Shinoda himself, in person; and beginning next week, an online game will appear on MikeShinoda.com, teasing fans with a new sci-fi horror narrative. “In the bigger picture,” Shinoda says, “this release takes some of my favorite things about releasing music and assembles them in a different way—with more music, games, challenges, great things to watch, and lots of new art on the way.”

In many ways, the track picks up where Shinoda left off on “In My Head” [feat. Kailee Morgue], which debuted in the blockbuster sixth installment of the iconic Scream franchise, Scream VI. Following a prolific season producing music for the likes of Demi LovatoJustus BennettsGrandsonPVRISSueco, and more, “Already Over” continues a vibrant creative chapter for Mike Shinoda.

2023 has quietly morphed into a renaissance for both Mike Shinoda and Linkin Park with music, content, and total immersion for fans worldwide. This spring, Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition bowed at #1 in the USA on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart, Top Catalog Albums Chart, and Top Vinyl Albums Chart. The single “Lost” exploded and broke the Top 20 in the UK and became the band’s “first #1 debut on Billboard’s Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart in over a decade!” So far the stunning music video has amassed 63 million YouTube views and the track has over 136 million Spotify streams.

About Mike Shinoda:

Mike Shinoda is the co-founder and frontman of the most streamed alternative rock band in history, Linkin Park. Active for almost three decades, Shinoda earned three Grammy Awards for his solo work and as part of groups Linkin Park and Fort Minor. His contributions helped Linkin Park to become one of the highest-selling bands of this century – having sold over 100 million records globally. They have had three UK #1 albums, eight Top 10 albums, five Top 10 singles and have featured in the Official UK Albums Top 40 for an incredible 155 weeks, In addition, Shinoda is an in-demand producer who has recently worked with A-list and rising artists alike, from Demi Lovato and Justus Bennetts to Grandson and Sueco. Outside of music, he serves in a first-of-its-kind role as Community Innovation Advisor for Warner Music Group, consulting on the label group’s work across Web3, AI, Digital Collectibles, and more, while Shinoda and his bandmates have raised millions through their philanthropic work with self-founded charity, Music for Relief.

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