Last month, Linkin Park unveiled their brand new song, following months of posting behind-the-scenes looks at the making of their new album. The song, “Heavy” was met with some mixed reactions from fans, but that didn’t deterred the band. On Thursday (March 9), the California-founded group unleashed the emotionally charged and gloomy video for the new tune.
The music video predominately features frontman Chester Bennington and the track’s guest vocalist, Kiiara. The majority of the two and a half-minute clip finds both Bennington and Kiiara in what appears to be an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. In between shots of Bennington and Kiiara at the meeting, we see the frontman at “home” where he is surrounded by bottles of alcohol and not exactly in his right mind. He goes on rampages and destroys things at a drop of a hat which doesn’t seem to be isolated to when he is home. Watch the music video for “Heavy” above.
“Heavy” will be featured on Linkin Park’s upcoming new studio record, One More Light. One More Light is set to be released on May 19 and will be the follow-up to the band’s 2014 release, The Hunting Party. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website.
During a recent interview, guitarist/co-vocalist/rapper Mike Shinoda, revealed that “Heavy” is just a taste of what listeners should expect from the impending release.
“This wasn’t a scenario where the whole album sounds one way and the single sounds different. This is how the album sounds,” Shinoda explains. “So we wanted to go out with a song like that, where everybody can get a sense of the direction of this body of work.”