Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Drops 2 New Solo Songs: Listen

Mike Shinoda
Frank Maddocks

Mike Shinoda

“Prove You Wrong” & “What the Words Meant” will be featured on the deluxe edition of Shinoda's 2018 debut solo album "Post Traumatic."

On Friday (Feb. 22), Mike Shinoda released two new songs in anticipation for his upcoming European tour. The tracks, titled “Prove You Wrong” and “What the Words Meant,” will be featured on the deluxe edition of the Linkin Park vocalist and rapper’s 2018 debut solo album Post Traumatic.

On the motivational “Prove You Wrong,” Shinoda sing-raps over a stomping beat as he contemplates overcoming the doubters and obstacles blocking his path.

“I’m sick of being patient/ Underestimated/ This will be the day that I/ Prove you wrong,” he sings on the song’s charging final chorus.

“What the Words Meant” is a more solemn affair, which finds the Linkin Park frontman questioning and confused as he sings introspectively over a skittering electronic soundscape.

Shinoda originally released Post Traumatic in June, nearly one year after the tragic death of his Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington. The solo project marked his effort to work through his grief and confusion in the wake of Bennington’s suicide in July 2017.

Listen to both songs below.


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