Linkin Park Are Releasing An Archival Song Fans Have Never Heard Before

By Katrina Nattress

February 7, 2023

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Brace yourselves, Linkin Park fans, because the band is releasing an archival song you've never heard before!

They shared the exciting news on social media, writing: "'Lost,' a new, never-before-heard song from the Meteora archives. Out Friday, February 10th." They also shared a snippet of the unreleased track, which showcases Chester Bennington's voice. The song will be part of Linkin Park's 20th anniversary of their sophomore album Meteora, which spawned the singles "Numb" and "Faint," and the news comes after the band launched a cryptic countdown on their website last week. Meteora officially turns 20 on March 25.

See their announcement below.

"Lost" will be one of only a few archival tracks Linkin Park have release following Bennington's death. In 2020 they shared an unreleased demo called "She Couldn't" as part of their massive Hybrid Theory 20th anniversarty.

“'She Couldn’t' is one of the earliest demos we made when Chester joined the band," Mike Shinoda said of the song upon its release. "Two things stand out about the song, to me: 1.) The programmed beat and focus on synth sounds and vocal loops (rather than heavy guitars) foreshadowed a future of the band many years after Hybrid Theory. In searching for our 'first sound,' we set the groundwork for our later evolution. 2.) The softly-sung 'you’re not alone' refrain reminded me that, although we debuted with a song screaming “shut up,” what most fans came to find out was that empathy and community were just as integral a part of LP’s DNA from the very beginning."

The archival releases will be the only "new" music fans can expect from Linkin Park as of now. Last year, Shinoda made it clear there was no new music music, album, or tour in the works.

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