Out of nowhere, Mike Shinoda surprised fans with a new 3-song EP called Post Traumatic.
In a post to Facebook, Shinoda writes,
The past six months have been a rollercoaster. Amidst the chaos, I’ve started to feel an intense gratitude--for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create.
Today, I’m sharing three songs I wrote and produced, with visuals that I filmed, painted, and edited myself. At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park, nor is it Fort Minor--it’s just me.
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.
Post Traumatic is available for streaming and download here. Videos for each track can be viewed below.
“Place To Start” (Video closes out with a replay of voicemails he received from friends checking up on him after Chester Bennington's passing.)
Place To Start (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic EP: http://mshnd.co/PT -- Place To Start | Lyrics I don't have a leg to stand on Spinning like a whirlwind nothing to land on Came so far never thought it'd be done now Stuck in a holding pattern waiting to
Over Again (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic EP: http://mshnd.co/PT -- Over Again | Lyrics Sometimes / sometimes you don't say goodbye once You say goodbye over and over and over again Over and over and over again Sometimes / sometimes you don't say goodbye once You say goodbye
“Watching As I Fall” (Video closes with a message Shinoda recorded during the holidays and how he's coping with the loss of Bennington and the world around him)
Watching As I Fall (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic EP: http://mshnd.co/PT -- Watching As I Fall | Lyrics Excuse me while I kiss the sky Sing a song of sixpence / pocket full of lies Thinking I'm OK but they're saying otherwise Tell me how I look but
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.