Earlier this summer, as you may know, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington tragically took his life. Many considered his suicide controversial, most notably after their latest album, One More Light, received negative reviews from fans of the band, although it touched on deeply personal struggles including thoughts of suicide (see: “Heavy“).
This week the band released a new music video for the title track from the album that includes footage of Bennington performing with fans, among other precious memories from the singer’s time with the band during the last sixteen years. Watch the video below.
Regarding the video, director Joe Hahn says, “It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it. I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people that need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people that connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people that want that connection.”
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda also said, “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.”
With the release of the “One More Light” video, Linkin Park have also announced a benefit show in honor of the late frontman scheduled for October 27 at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Linkin Park Underground members have early access to presale tickets that started today at noon PT. Find those here. Public onsale starts this Friday, September 22nd at 10am PT. Those tickets can be found here.
The show is presented by Music For Relief – a foundation co-founded by Chester himself.