Linkin Park‘s vocalist, co-founder, and principle songwriter Mike Shinoda has just surprise released a 3-track solo EP, titled ‘Post Traumatic’, which he has described – as with all of his artist output – as a place the not only tends but needs to go in order to “sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead.”
The ‘Post Traumatic’ EP acts as Shinoda‘s first musical output following the tragic passing of the band’s frontman Chester Bennington back on July 20th 2017, excluding the piano-led ‘Looking For An Answer’, which he debuted at the band’s memorial show to their late bandmate that was held in October at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.
Alongside the tracks, Shinoda shared a heartfelt statement on the solo tracks, which can be read in full below.
“The past six months have been a rollercoaster. Amidst the chaos, I’ve started to feel an intense gratitude—for your tributes + messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create.
Today, I’m sharing three songs I wrote + produced, with visuals I flimed, painted and edited myself. At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park nor Fort Minor, it’s just me.
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.”
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) January 25, 2018
You can stream all three tracks from the EP via the embedded Spotify player below.
The EP is also available via other digital retail platforms, and they along with more information can be found via Mike Shinoda‘s official website (here).