In a blog post from Mike Shinoda today, he finally confirmed the hugely speculative title for Linkin Park's fifth studio album as "LIVING THINGS". He also spoke a little about the progress of the band and how they approached new record. Read some excerpts and check out the full blog at the link below:
"Monday is almost here.
Early Monday morning, our new single BURN IT DOWN will be released. The LIVING THINGS album pre-sale will begin. You’ll see the album cover, the track listing, and hear about some new tour plans. My bandmates and I are very excited for this week.
In the early part of our career, we were inexperienced. We made decisions on all fronts that some of us regret (some times a little, some times a lot). And some decisions (like my fire-engine red hair back in the day) were things that I don’t really regret, but I simply wouldn’t do today. All those things spun together to create a complicated uneasiness about the past that the band wasn’t able to come to terms with for a while.
Luckily, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. Over the course of the last year, the subject kept popping up, and we talked about how to tastefully bridge the gap between all the musical places we’ve been, to marry together all the ideas we’ve accumulated about how to make a song. And as LIVING THINGS began taking shape, the most powerful shift I saw take place was the acceptance and eagerness to use all the tools in the toolbox, not just some. Everything at once, together.
Some people have already compared our new album to the early ones
. I suppose it depends on how you want to make that comparison (by the way, it’s certainly not about guitars). For me, it’s all about getting back to the real “hybrid theory” — not the album with that name, but the idea that the six guys in our band have drastically different tastes in music, and the blending of all those sounds into one is exactly what we built our band upon.
The single BURN IT DOWN and the album LIVING THINGS will be available tomorrow."
Read the Full Blog Post on MikeShinoda.com
"LIVING THINGS" was first determined as a possible album title after LPA members ciphered hidden code in the BURN IT DOWN Puzzle to reveal the phrase last week, it was then reaffirmed in a Tweet from Mike Shinoda and since then it has been heavily speculated in the Linkin Park community until the official confirmation today.
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Source: Mike Shinoda