Linkin Park has made its new collaborative track with electronic music artist and Dim Mak Records founder Steve Aoki available, although to hear the song you have to unlock it by playing a free 3D Facebook game called "LP Recharge." The tune, titled "A Light That Never Comes," was first unveiled by Aoki and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda at the Summer Sonic festival in Tokyo last month. The studio version will arrive at radio stations after it's been unlocked in the game.
- "A Light That Never Comes" will also stream on demand exclusively on Xbox Music for the next two weeks, accompanied by behind the scenes video footage showing how the collaboration came together.
- "LP Recharge," meanwhile, is described by Rolling Stone as an action-strategy game that features characters and missions designed by the band.
- Shinoda, a painter who has exhibited his work in galleries, helped design the game's look. He told us that coming up with band-related visuals is a natural role for him: "I just try and follow inspiration wherever it takes me, you know, and I grew up painting and drawing, so a lot of that stuff ends up just kind of filling my free time."
- "A Light That Never Comes" is set to appear on Linkin Park's upcoming new album, Recharged, which is out October 29th. The disc will feature new interpretations of tracks from the band's last record, 2012's Living Things.
- A limited number of 500 custom made box sets will be available complete with an interactive 3D sculpture based on the Living Things artwork, a 48-age art book, and CDs of both that record andRecharged.
CHECK IT OUT: Play "LP Recharge" at https://apps.facebook.com/lprecharge/
WATCH: See the live version of "A Light That Never Comes" here:
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda On Pursuing Visual Arts
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