Fifteen years after the release of Linkin Park‘s “Numb,” the song’s music video reached a new milestone: It surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube — the band’s first music video to do so.
Directed by DJ Joseph Hahn, the video follows the story of a teen struggling to fit in followed with shots of the band performing inside a dark church while Chester Bennington’s haunting vocals pair perfectly with the track’s tumultuous feel. “Numb” quickly gained popularity as the third release from the band’s 2003 sophomore album, Meteora.
Last year, fans of the band started an unofficial campaign following the death of Bennington on July 20, 2017, to help push the video to the 1 billion mark, finally accomplishing their goal a year later.
While the future of Linkin Park remains uncertain, co-frontman and solo artist Mike Shinoda recently revealed that any potential new projects from either the band or himself would be announced by Shinoda first. The band’s remaining members — Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Shinoda and Hahn — have not performed together since their October 2017 tribute concert to Bennington.
Revisit Linkin Park’s “Numb” video below: