Blackbear shares music from the studio with Linkin Park

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    Hybridora

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    Definitely digging the aforementioned "contemplative" vibe. I humbly disagree with the poster that said after KTTK THP went soft. I do appreciate that album (amazing technical instrumentation) but often I just feel like I'm being screamed at if I'm just casually listening to the album. I need to be quite active in order to not feel the urge to just turn it down.

    Anyways, I like the vibe and at this point for me in my life, a more melodic album sounds great! It is slightly cringe worthy if they go that route after what Mike said about THP; however, they did ultimately complete an entire album that met the "hard rock" means they set out to accomplish. That doesn't mean they are now forever damned to only do that (as we know by now they rightfully & absolutely despise that confined mentality....not this argument again...)

    Bring on the music!
     
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    Don't agree with Meteora being way heavier than THP.. but that's just me.

    Meteora doesn't have much that competes with GATS, KTTK, LITS, Rebellion, War, Wastelands... Felt silly typing out those abbreviations lol. But I stand by my opinion. Not right or wrong - just what I think.
     
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    This is only a few seconds of unfinished music, though, to be fair
     
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    I dig BlackBear. Deadroses has been on my playlist for a while. If he has any influence on the new record at all I'm excited. He is a talented song writer and has a great ear for melody and pop music, while still putting an artistic twist on it. Plus his beats are straight pristine.
     
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    But healing and feeling is the most insightful LP snippet out there.
     
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    Welcome to Linkin Park. Where every album bar the first couple are polar opposites to the vibe of the previous one.
     
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    meh
     
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    "Beware of rapists"
     
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    ftfy
     
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    What I'm hearing sounds look LP doing more and more Pop (that they did predominantly in LT) rather than explore new areas as such.

    Its not surprising as they're good at doing Pop and leveraging their strengths to advance their music, but this sample for example comprises something that is out there already (and has been for a while), and is done by others better.

    Then again this album could surprise me (hopefully in a good way)
     
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    That's a valid criticism of this extremely-brief clip but, even if it wouldn't be the most groundbreaking thing, Shinoda singing over electronic pop beats would work for me in the sense that I would probably love how it sounds.
     
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    Is it just me or does Shinoda's singing keep getting better?
    Isn't it supposed to get worse as you get older?

    Anyway, kinda excited. Digging what I'm hearing.
     
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    Nope. That only happens if you sing incorrectly (see: Chester Bennington).

    It makes sense that Mike's singing has improved, considering he started off not singing (in public) and slowly took on more singing duties as his career went on. With that increased exposure to the craft comes more confidence and refined technique.
     
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    I think the band is making good progress on the album at this stage. It feels like they've gotten pretty far on a few songs now, and perhaps have a feel on album direction.
     
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    I guess this makes sense. I personally think I sang much better in my teens than I do currently but I really shouldn't ascribe my own failings onto others.
     
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    Yeah, that is usually not the norm, and is actually fairly subjective. Remember your voice goes through changes throughout your life, so your vocal range may have changed from your teens to your 20s. But in general, if you're singing correctly, your range can generally improve. Anecdotal, so take with a grain of salt, but I've noticed that as I gradually sing more difficult songs or outside of my range (whether vocally, stylistically, etc.) that my range improves. I'm able to hit notes that I wasn't able to hit a few years ago, have better breath control on holds, better stamina, et cetera.
     
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    Also, vocal effects plays a major role in the tone Shinoda achieves in a studio setting.
     
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    Lyrics for the snippet:

    we could ever, but I couldn't be around
    for those things that didn't go the way we planned

    "That didn't" doesn't sound like the actual word, nor does "we could ever" or "for".
    Anyway, I didn't dig it in my very very first listen, but as always I grow into anything LP does. Can't wait for longer snippets to surface.
     
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    It sounds like Mike processes his voice a lot more than Chester does. That's not to say he's a bad singer at all though. I noticed that Mike pushes his voice up using plug-ins and/or rack effects because his voice has less natural volume than Chester's. I do realize they both produce their voices obviously but one does it more than the other.

    Listening to songs like "Rebellion" or "In Between".. his voice would sound flat without being produced so much. But it doesn't take away from the music. He has gotten better at singing with every album.
     
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    Those are pretty off.
    It goes something like:

    (...) far away from now
    when/but I couldn't be around
    sometimes things refuse to go the way we plan(ned)
     
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