Mike Shinoda Shares Ferocious New Single 'About You': Listen
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda released a thumping new single “About You” on Thursday (April 26), featuring a melodic bridge from Blackbear.
The lyrics slam selfishness, as Shinoda chants in the chorus, “Even when it’s not about you/All of a sudden it’s about you now.”
In an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, the rocker explained that the song isn’t directly about his late bandmate, Chester Bennington. “I was writing all these songs and a lot of the early stuff on this album was about what had happened and it was about Chester and all that,” he said. “Then I started trying to write some songs that weren't about Chester and weren't about that whole thing, and I realized that people would hear them as if they were about him. I was like, man even when I try and make a song that's not about him, it still feels like it's about him."
“About You” will appear on Shinoda’s forthcoming debut solo album, Post Traumatic, out June 15. Previously released “Crossing a Line” and “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore” will also be featured. Listen to the song, and watch his self-directed music video below.