Burn It Down! New Music from Linkin Park

Linkin Park - Living Things

Linkin Park released their fifth CD last week since forming 15 years ago in Agoura Hills, California.  Living Things, which features the debut hit “Burn It Down,” marks the band’s return to more familiar musical territory according to vocalist Chester Bennington.  “We’ve incorporated a lot of guitar work with big choruses and the heavier electronic stuff to give it that really big wall of sound feeling without getting too metal,” he says.  The CD was titled Living Things, according to founding member Mike Shinoda, because the album is more about people, personal interactions, and it’s far more personal than previously.

UPDATE:  Living Things debuts at #1 Sales, the band’s fifth #1 selling album!

Stream -Living Things- On Spotify

The debut single from this new CD, “Burn It Down,” is a song I really don’t think you could go wrong playing … after all, we’re talking about a band with multi-format exposure, 50-million in CD sales, and two Grammy awards.  Their mainstream rock/alternative familiar sound will help balance the abundance of pop songs likely on your playlist now.  Plus, it’s got tempo!  “Burn It Down” has already hit #1 at Active Rock & Alternative Radio (Mediabase) and is on the verge of charting at Top 40 and Hot AC formats.  Early believers at HAC already include:  KMXP Phoenix, WWMX Baltimore, KLTG Corpus Christie, KLLY Bakersfield, WPTE Norfolk, KQKQ Omaha, KCDU Monterey, WSTW Wilmington, WZPL Indianapolis, WRFY Reading, KHMX Houston, WWFS New York, KIMN Denver, WSJT Tampa, KBIG Los Angeles, KWYE Fresno, KCDA Spokane, KCIX Boise, WTIC Hartford, and more!

The video for “Burn It Down” was directed by the band’s Joe Hahn.  Shinoda told Co.Create about the creative art for this project saying it will “blow [the fans] aways; the average person is not going to be able to look at it and go, I understand that that’s completely new, like not just the image but the way they made the image is totally new; so, there’s going to be that.”  “Burn It Down” was performed live during the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.  “Powerless,” the last track of the album, is featured in the closing credits for the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Linkin Park is touring with Incubus on the 2012 Honda Civic Tour:  Norfolk (8/11), Hartford (8/12), Boston (8/14), Wantagh NY (8/15), Camden NJ (8/17), Atlanta (8/19), Detroit (8/21), Cincinnati (8/22), Chicago (8/24), Indianapolis (8/25), Dallas (8/27), Houston (8/28), Denver (8/30), Tacoma WA (9/5), Mountain View CA (9/7), Carson CA (9/8), San Diego (9/10).

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