Linkin Park Unveil ‘LP Recharge’ Game + Single, Prep New Disc
The single ‘A Light That Never Comes,’ a collaboration between Linkin Park and Steve Aoki, can now be heard in full form with today’s debut of the free to play 3D Facebook game ‘LP Recharge.’ The track, which debuted last month at the Summer Sonic festival in Tokyo, can be unlocked as part of the game, and it will also be available to radio and as a stream on demand via Xbox Music.
“I think this song and release show where we’re at right now,” says band member Mike Shinoda, who also contributed design work to ‘LP Recharge.’ “Making the song with Steve, premiering it through the Recharge Facebook game, and debuting it via Microsoft’s Xbox Music — I think it’s all indicative of our band’s commitment to experimentation and pushing boundaries.”
The single will stream exclusively on Xbox Music for 14 days, and by checking out Music.Xbox.com fans can check out behind-the-scenes footage on how Linkin Park’s collaboration with Aoki came about.
Beyond the single and the game, the group is also readying another release. Titled ‘Recharged,’ it features ‘A Light That Never Comes’ as well as new reworked versions of songs from their previous studio release ‘Living Things.’ A limited edition of ‘Recharged’ will feature an interactive 3D sculpture inspired by the album artwork of ‘Living Things.’ Also included in the edition is a 48-page art book, a 2-CD folio pack which includes both albums and a magnetic stylus. Check out the package above.
Pre-orders for the box set start Monday, Sept. 16 on the band’s official site. ‘Recharged’ comes out Oct. 29 via Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. and a full track listing for the album is forthcoming.