Mike Shinoda teams up with K.Flay in video for Make It Up As I Go

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has released a video for his new solo track Make It Up As I Go.

The song kicks off his solo album Post Traumatic, which arrived back in June via Warner Bros. Records, with the song and promo featuring American singer/songwriter K.Flay.

The pair previously collaborated on a track that was due to appear on Linkin Park’s One More Light, but was never released, with Rolling Stone reporting that Make It Up As I Go was originally intended to be a ballad.

K.Flay told the site: “I don’t know if I’d call it an urgency, but Mike had a real sense of purpose. I just got the sense he wanted to make things, and I totally get that. 

“I think in the face of all types of uncertainty, it can be affirming and beautiful to make stuff.”

Shinoda previously shared videos for the tracks Crossing A Line, Nothing Makes Sense Anymore, About You and Running From My Shadow.

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic
Post Traumatic is Shinoda’s first material since the death of his Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington and features tracks including About You and Running From My Shadow.

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