Fort Minor – the solo project of Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda – has returned after a 10-year hiatus with a new song called “Welcome,” which was released as a 360-degree video (watch above).

Note: The 360 Version requires Google Chrome or the YouTube App on Mobile

“I didn’t intend to write a new Fort Minor song, it just kinda happened,” says Shinoda. “It’s not part of a new album, it’s just a song that I knew I wanted people to hear right now. ‘Welcome’ is an underdog song, an outsider’s song. Fort Minor has always been my outside outlet as a solo musician and painter, and a way for me to build confidence as an individual, though my individual voice. I played every note, wrote and sang every word, produced and mixed the song, and created all the artwork.”

Shinoda also announced that he’d also be performing an exclusive show at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles June 29th – the only US show he’s announced so far. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 26th at 10am via



It’s been nearly ten years since artist and producer Mike Shinoda – founder of Linkin Park – released “The Rising Tied,” the debut studio album from his solo project, Fort Minor.  Inspired by his unforgettable experiences over the past decade and the artist within, Mike has just released a brand new Fort Minor song and video titled, “Welcome.” Among the world’s first 360-degree virtual reality (VR) music videos, Shinoda and his collaborators at The Uprising Creative in LA joined forces to fully leverage the power of VR. The result is a unique experience set in Venice Beach where everyone is invited.


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