It’s been almost 2 months since the death of Chester Bennington shocked the music world. I’m not going to lie, his death hit me pretty deep. There have been plenty of celebrity deaths that have bothered me. Death in general does. Especially knowing that someone was hurting so bad to take their own life. But I, like many many others, grew up listening to Linkin Park and attempting to scream like Chester in my room as a teenager. As a teen, and even as an adult, I identified with their music and their lyrics.
Today the band released the music video for “One More Light.”
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, who wrote the song, wrote on the bands YouTube Page:
“One More Light was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end. In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”
The band also announced they will put on a tribute show at the Hollywood bowl in LA on October 27th.