Linkin Park have released a studio update video showing them discussing the lyrical meaning behind their new tracks.
The band are working on the follow-up to 2014’s The Hunting Party with frontman Chester Bennington previously saying that the new material was sounding “amazing” and that he hoped it would challenge their fan base.
Now Bennington explains: “There are songs that don’t specifically talk about situations – they talk about a frame of thinking.
“This is shit that’s gone on inside my head, or this is something I’m dealing with. To me it tells a story but it’s also revealing as well in a different way – and that feels honest to me.
“People ask me, ‘You guys are in the studio, right? What’s it like?’ I’m like, ‘Well, we’re just focused on writing really great songs that mean something to people.’”
He continues: “We’re trying to connect with people. We’re trying to make a record that has fucking stellar songs that people want to listen to all the time.”
No release date has been set for the as-yet-untitled album. Addressing the timeline, Mike Shinoda previously reported: “We’re doing our best. If it takes a little extra time to make some great stuff, then that’s what we do.”
Linkin Park have several shows scheduled for later this year across South America and Europe.
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Linkin Park 2017 tour dates
May 06: Buenos Aires Maximus Festival, Argentina
May 09: Santiago Movistar Arena, Chile
May 11: Lima Estadio Nacional, Peru
May 13: Sao Paulo Maximum Festival, Brazil
Jun 09: Paris Download Festival, France
Jun 11: Prague Aerodrome Festival, Czech republic
Jun 14: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock, Austria
Jun 15: Cracow Impact Festival, Poland
Jun 17: Monza I-Days Milano, Italy
Jun 18: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 22: Madrid Download Festival, Spain
Jun 23: Scheessel Hurricane Festival, Germany
Jun 27: Sopron Telekom Volt Festival, Hungary
Jun 28: Norrkoping Bravalla Festival, Sweden
Jul 01: Werchter Rock Werchter, Belgium