The widow of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington offered a ray of hope for fans mourning the late singer on Wednesday (Aug. 16) when she posted some moving composition's from the rocker's 21-year-old son, Jaime Bennington. Talinda Bennington wrote in a tweet that "our son Jaime is as talented as his father," then linked to her step-son's new EP, Reveries 4.
The young composer explained the inspiration behind the compositions on his site after a month-long break during which he said he "ran out of ideas and I most definitely ran out of motivation." He said the latest installment of his Reveries series was "fueled by my love for the incredible Dimitri Shostakovich, of which I have cultivated over the last six months through the systematic consumption of every symphony, brooding string quartet, and whimsical piano solo, I decided to sit down with my piano and have a conversation about what we wanted out of music. That conversation ended with the subsequent decision to write music that simply SOUNDED good. I purposely forced myself to stray away from any of the hard-wired academic prejudices that I had the tendency to fall back on."