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Mike Shinoda will be stopping by the KROQ Studios Thursday morning at 7:15am to chat with The Kevin & Bean Show and help premiere new music from Linkin Park! Tune in or watch the interview live on

The band has been teasing the release of their new track “Heavy,” which features vocals from glitch-pop singer Kiiara.

“It could be interesting to maybe experiment with the vocals on the chorus,” Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn said. “Like bringing in a female vocalist to add harmony could be cool. I don’t know if those are good directions, but just something that feels out of the box for us could give that dynamic it needs.” The rest of the band agreed. Although they didn’t specify working with Kiiara at the time, rumors began circulating with her name attached.

“I’m holding on,” begins the chorus. “Why is everything so heavy. Holding on, so much more than I can carry, I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down, if I just let go, I’d be set free. Holding on, why is everything so heavy.”

The band has yet to share specific details about when fans can expect the new album. Linkin Park released their last album The Hunting Party in 2014.


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