AceShowbiz - Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park unleashed a powerful new solo song "About You" featuring Blackbear along with its music video on Thursday, April 26. The track, which was first premiered on Beats 1, will be included on his debut solo album "Post Traumatic".
The music video, which he directed, was filmed in Shanghai and features the singer performing the track in front of the city's luminous skyline. "Even when there's no connection back to you in any line/ All of sudden it's about you and it gets me every time but," he raps. "What the f**k is left to author anyway?/ When I basically been writin' since the Raiders ran L.A."
In an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1, Shinoda revealed that he created the song out of several other songs he was working on. He also said that the song wasn't directly about his late bandmate, Chester Bennington.
"I was writing all these songs and a lot of the early stuff on this album was about what had happened and it was about Chester and all that," he shared. "Then I started trying to write some songs that weren't about Chester and weren't about that whole thing, and I realized that people would hear them as if they were about him. I was like, man even when I try and make a song that's not about him, it still feels like it's about him."
"Post Traumatic" will be released on June 15. Aside from "About You", "Crossing a Line" and "Nothing Makes Sense Anymore" will also be featured on the forthcoming album. The set will be a follow-up to his three-track EP, "Post Traumatic [EP]", which was released back in January. The release of the EP at that time was accompanied by a note that was posted on Twitter.