Linkin Park singer, guitarist and rapper Mike Shinoda has confirmed that he’s working on a solo album.
Last week saw Shinoda invite Linkin Park fans down to meet him at Hollywood’s iconic Tower Records building, with the promise of appearing in an upcoming video for something from his solo album.
“Who wants to meet up and be in a music video?” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m shooting something for my solo album at 8:30 in Hollywood tonight. In 45 minutes. Roll thru.”
The album news comes following a January EP from Shinoda, titled ‘Post Traumatic’ and released in honour of late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.
“The past six months have been a rollercoaster” Shinoda explained. “Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don’t know where this path goes, but I’m grateful I get to share it with you.”
He also revealed opening track ‘Place To Start’ features voicemails left on his phone following Bennington’s death. “I wanted to put this out as soon as possible because I’m living it,” he wrote, “And a lot of other people are living it, too.”
Shinoda has also vowed that Linkin Park will continue in time.
During a recent Twitter Q&A, one fan asked Shinoda, “Mike what will happen with Linkin Park in the future?”
Shinoda replied, “I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it’ll take time.”