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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.)

 

“Over Again”

 

“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)

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.