Already Over Sessions: Episode 3 [London]

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    minuteforce

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    Mike Shinoda has posted a new video showing him in another studio space with another one-off supergroup, performing his 2023 single "Already Over" live for the third time to date since its release in October last year. This time, Shinoda finds himself in Metropolis Studios in London, surrounded by mostly UK-based musicians.

    Unlike previous episodes from this series, this video kicks off with a more behind-the-scenes look where Shinoda and company try to work out arrangements - while Shinoda picks out his lineups well in advance, these performances are still largely put together on the day, which is likely a testament to the ability and professionalism of these performers. The group is shown trying to put together their own version of Linkin Park's single "Castle Of Glass", to follow up previous episodes' performances of "Bleed It Out" and "Faint".


    Much like with the Los Angeles collective Shinoda put together, many of these performers gained their followings fairly recently by posting content online, and typically out of necessity due to pandemic lockdowns. Though some are established musicians or artists to some extent (who nonetheless branched out to online content creation due to aforementioned lockdowns), others are not and, therefore, information about them can be scarce:
    • On additional vocals is Nørskov, a Danish singer based in Sheffield who is best-known for competing on the 10th season "The Voice UK", and for singing on Rudimental's 2021 single "Straight From The Heart", her only commercial release to date
    • On lead guitar is Paul Davids, a Dutch guitarist and teacher whose successful YouTube channel naturally features guitar tutorial videos and other such content, boasting over 3 million subscribers
    • Playing rhythm guitar is Diego Riera, a content creator from England who began posting guitar performances on TikTok in late 2020, and now has around 1.5 million followers on the platform
    • On keyboard and backing vocals is British bass guitar virtuoso Charles Berthoud, creator of entertaining bass guitar YouTube videos which have gained him almost 2 million subscribers
    • On the actual bass guitar and backing vocals is Cambridgeshire-born artist, songwriter and producer Ellie Dixon, whose alt-pop music and random instrument choices have gained her over a million followers on TikTok
    • And, lastly, behind the drum kit is Sam Arrow, a London-based musician who posts drum covers online and who has played on tour for a variety of musicians including Shinoda affiliate grandson
    Setting this performance of "Already Over" apart from the others is Nørskov taking over the lead vocals during the second verse using a twist on the higher harmony part, while Shinoda backs her up with a backing vocal based off the original lead vocal melody. Nørskov also jumps back in to lead the second chorus, before Davids launches into his guitar solo to kick off the bridge.

    This is all followed by the group's rendition of "Castle Of Glass", and the video shows that they adventurously dive into it without locking down every fine detail.

    For this arrangement, Nørskov leads the first verse with Shinoda and Charles Berthoud doing harmonies; Ellie Dixon then joins them to create a lush four-part harmony in the chorus. Dixon and Shinoda lead the second verse singing octaves, while Berthoud provides a backing harmony.
    Like with the Los Angeles performance of "Faint", the band is assisted by samples from the original studio recording of the song.

    "Castle Of Glass" is a relatively left-field choice in the wake of more high-octane hard rock numbers like "Bleed It Out" and "Faint", and opens the door for all sorts of Linkin Park songs to be performed in future episodes.

    What do you think of this video? Let us know!
     
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    Having watched a lot of Paul Davids videos, him and Shinoda collaborating on was not something I ever expected to see.
     
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    Was pretty great. Now bring back Valentine's Day for session 4 in Feb, Shinodabruh.
     
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    This definitely give me hope for some more unusual songs being performed by this groups.
     
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    Really good performance, especially Castle of Glass
     

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