Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has discussed the moment he decided to change direction over the band's upcoming album The Hunting Party.
He’s previously told how they decided to pursue a harder, heavier sound on the follow-up to 2012’s Living Things.
In the trailer video below, Shinoda says: “There was a point last year when I was making stuff. I listened to it one day and I just realised it was wrong.
“I was estimating something I liked listening to – not something I wanted to be making.”
The change of direction has inspired the entire band, not least vocalist Chester Bennington, who says: “When I heard the opening riff to Guilty All The Same, I hadn’t felt that kind of excitement for a long time.”
The Hunting Party is released on June 17, days after Linkin Park perform classic album Hybrid Theory in full at Download.