Linkin Park Has 'A Mountain Of Material' For Next Album

April 7, 2016

According to Billboard, since entering the studio back in November 2015 Linkin Park has accumulated "a mountain of material" for their follow-up album to 2014's The Hunting Party.

"It's been a real just organic flow and I'm really excited about the music that's being created," says guitarist Brad Delson.

"The thing that's notable to me is that we're approaching the process backwards, for us," said vocalist Mike Shinoda. "Usually the music comes first and the words come second, even if it's 30 minutes apart that's usually what happens - the music inspires the words. And in this case, it's mostly the words and melodies first, no track."

"We've focused almost exclusively on songwriting, not on sound, not on genre, not on arrangement, on words and melodies," adds Delson. "And that's something [producer] Rick [Rubin] has always told us to do years past and we never listened because we started always track first. Now we're writing songs and now we're just starting to get into the style of that."

"We're still in it so it's still more unconscious than conscious," said Delson. "But I feel, on a gut level, that there are very strong consistent themes in what we're writing. i feel there's been a thru line emotionally and it's our job just to channel that and not overthink it."

(source: Billboard)