Mike Shinoda

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Announces New Solo Album “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1”


Recent months have seen Linkin Park vocalist/guitarist, etc. Mike Shinoda working on music live on Twitch. Those frequent sessions have resulted in a new primarily instrumental solo effort, “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1“, which he will have out July 10th via his Kenji Kobayashi Productions.

Shinoda commented:

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“In March, when quarantine began, I started creating music live online. In addition to bringing the fans together for a daily conversation, the live streams inspired dozens of unexpected genre mashups and theme ideas. I’m excited to announce the release of my first batch of these instrumental songs.

My album ‘Dropped Frames Vol. 1‘ will be coming out July 10th. Leading the release is ‘Open Door,’ a song that started out as a challenge called #singopendoor and evolved into a track featuring 7 fans from around the world.

Open Door‘ is the only vocal-led song in the album. In times like these, when so much is being said, I felt an album of wordless tracks might hopefully give fans a place of respite—a break from the chatter. Listen to them while you chill, while you work, while you paint, while you eat, while you play…wherever they fit into your life.”

Three tracks from the outing are available below, while you can pre-order the album here.

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