Mike Shinoda Is Ready To Face The Pain Of Chester Bennington-Inspired Songs

April 25, 2018

With Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda gearing up for the release of his solo album Post-Traumatic, he says in an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada that as painful as it is to address the suicide of his friend Chester Bennington, he is intent of facing and conquering that pain.

Shinoda says in the interview that writing the songs for Post-Traumatic was an emotional challenge in itself. “I wasn’t leaving my house. It felt very claustrophobic, having lost one of my closest friends and collaborators," Shinoda says. "We associate who we are, to some degree with what we do, so I felt very lost.”

Shinoda added on how he has been able to cope with the loss of Bennington and still keep moving on. “Sometimes you have to just feel sad and you have to just wait until it kind of stops happening,” said Shinoda. “I had terrible days, and now I have less bad days and eventually, I will find a new ‘normal,’ like a stasis. And that is the journey I’m on. In this album, you’ll see it happening. As I go out and start touring and talking to fans and doing different conversations with different people, it’ll evolve.”