“There’s really just no answer,” said Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda when asked about the future of the band. In an interview with Vulture, Shinoda said he was “unable to say what will happen with the band” at this time.
Shinoda was discussing his new debut solo EP Post Traumatic, when the question regarding LP’s future came up (a 16-track full-length version of Post Traumatic is due out on June 15). “It’s funny because if I even say anything about the band’s future, that becomes the headline, which is stupid, because the answer is there is no answer,” he said, adding, “fans think they want to know what the future is: Believe me, I want to know what the answer is.”
Shinoda dropped a Post Traumatic EP back in January, the solo artist’s first release since the death of Chester Bennington, LP’s lead singer who died of suicide by hanging in July. On Friday (Mar. 30), Shinoda also released the new songs “Crossing a Line” and “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore,” both of which addressed the rapper’s “journey out of grief and darkness,” and which will appear on the upcoming Post Traumatic full-length album in June.
“If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone,” said Shinoda in a statement via Rolling Stone. “Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don’t know where this path goes, but I’m grateful I get to share it with you.”
Watch Shinoda’s solo videos below.