I hate to bring it up, but we have learned since July 20th that Chester had suicidal thoughts as far back as 2006, and even attempted suicide in 2016. Chester also mentioned that he thought about suicide during the making of One More Light, which was revealed in the Upset Magazine featuring Mike and Chester in 2017. I didn't want to bring it up, but I felt like it was a point that should be made, because I don't think Chris Cornell's suicide was responsible fully. I'm not saying you said that at all but I've seen a lot of people say that, whether it be online or in my actual life. Now, I do think that Chris Cornell's suicide surely may have pushed him over the edge a little bit, since he was already struggling with suicidal thoughts of his own, and he was a really good friend of Chester's. We can never know if Chester was planning it or not, but it was strange that it happened literally on Chris's birthday. Maybe he got really depressed the night before, he was drinking and he was alone in his house for the night before and morning of his suicide, you can piece the rest together. Again, I didn't want to bring up such a sore subject, but I think it was worth mentioning. About One More Light being sad lyrically, as many people have pointed out, it had some optimism in the lyrics at times. It was still sad and dark, but it had it's moments. I personally think that Minutes To Midnight was their darkest album lyrically, but One More Light is probably close behind. A Thousand Suns was very dark too, but in a different way than those two. But anyways, it's no secret that Chester was going through some serious shit during the writing of One More Light, as well was the entire band, according to Mike. So naturally, the album featured some of that stuff lyrically. I don't think Chester's suicide in 2017 was something that just happened randomly, he said in many interviews that 2015 and 2016 were the worst years of his life and we know that he tried to even take his own life in 2016, etc. It was building for a while, he was going through it for a while. We'll never know exactly what happened that one night in 2017, I don't think anybody will, because he was alone, etc., but we have learned about why he considered it in the first place. And lastly, I commend Mike for writing this Post Traumatic EP. You can hear the pain and hurt within him, and these are beautiful songs in their own way. I think it will also help the fanbase heal a little bit as well, even though we might never fully ''heal'' from it, but I think Mike is taking us under his wing with him during these times.