"Healing Foot" preview released

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    minuteforce

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    Linkin Park fans in Germany have recently been offered the opportunity to participate in a "METEORA|20" scavenger hunt as part of the promotion for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Edition of "Meteora".

    The band partnered with the augmented reality app Marbleverse to facilitate the hunt, which involves virtual "marbles" placed at locations throughout 20 German cities. Participants are to go to all of these spots in their specific city and scan the marbles via their smartphones. As a reward, they receive exclusive "Meteora" content; this culminates with a special preview of the demo called "Healing Foot", which is due to appear on the "Lost Demos" collection within the "Meteora" anniversary set dropping April 7.


    More information is provided on Marbleverse's official page for the event here, as well as the description for the YouTube announcement:
    "Healing Foot", as it turns out, is a further-developed version of something briefly heard in "The Making Of Meteora". In that footage, band member Rob Bourdon is briefly seen playing drums in the studio for a cinematic piano-lead instrumental. The same footage also appears in a 2003 LPTV episode called "The Writing Process" (recently re-uploaded here) at the 6:55 mark:


    Since the release of that clip back 20 years ago, hardcore Linkin Park fans have referred to that demo with names such as "Rob's Drum Track" and it has been on a lengthy list of "holy grail" songs they have long wanted to have. In mid-February earlier this year, band member Mike Shinoda revealed during a TikTok stream that the demo will appear on the 20th Anniversary Edition of "Meteora", though he opted not to reveal its title.

    Reddit user u/NataDeFabi, a member of the r/linkinpark subreddit community, was a participant in the scavenger hunt and generously posted a recording of "Healing Foot" for other fans to hear, along with part of a voice message from Shinoda talking about the song - you can check that out here. (EDITOR'S NOTE: u/NataDeFabi has uploaded the complete audio file and linked to it in this comment) As this audio reveals, "Healing Foot" went on to have vocal parts written and recorded, with Shinoda performing rap verses and Chester Bennington coming through with a performance in the vein of his iconic choruses from "Crawling" and "Easier To Run".

    The unveiling of this long-awaited demo is just another exciting moment in the 20th anniversary celebration of "Meteora". This album cycle has already seen the official release of some amazing music from the band's "Meteora" sessions: lead single "Lost" has made an incredible splash in charts worldwide since its premiere, and the recent follow-up "Fighting Myself" is poised to be a similar success if Linkin Park's passionate fanbase has anything to say about it.

    If you've listened to the preview (or maybe even received it personally because and you completed the scavenger hunt in Germany), how do you like "Healing Foot"? Let us know on our message board.

    Source: Reddit via @Kiq
     
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    Elaine

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    With all these vocal demos that sound basically like finished songs, if we get a few more of these we have "Meteora Part 2". That's... Wild to think about, honestly. Every single one of these could have been, well, a single. And they're cut material. Just... think about that for a second!
     
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    It’s incredible to think that these songs were recorded in a very covert era of LP’s discography when it came to unreleased material. I’m really surprised this isn’t an instrumental song. That’s awesome!
     
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    The Reddit user graciously linked the full audio file here if you guys want to check that out. :)
     
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    116kbps... oof!

    Looking forward to the HQ drop.
     
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    Crazy this one is basically a completed song as well. I wasn't expecting any other beside the 3 we were aware off.

    The song is nice, a bit similar to "Easier to Run" indeed. Another great little hidden treasure to have. The verses are solid and the chorus has a real laid-back feel to it. I couldn't figure out how the unfamous "drum track" could work out as a song, I guess I finally have the answer :p
     
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    So I think lyrically and melodically this is the best M20 song released so far in terms of the chorus, bridge and outro.
     

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