Today was a big day for Linkin Park. In addition to announcing a large volume box set commemorating the 20th anniversary,
meteor, However, they released an outtake from the album called “Lost”. In an interview with Audacy, Mike Shinoda explained why the song was removed from his list of final tracks for the album.
Shinoda recalled discovering “Lost” while the Linkin Park camp went through all of them. meteor It was a file and originally intended to be on the album, so it had already been mixed and mastered. Therefore, he didn’t want to remix or remaster the song before releasing it today.
“That philosophy was to not touch it too much. Present it as it was then. If you don’t have to mix it, if you don’t have to master it, you don’t have to do it,” said Shinoda of Ordersy’s host. “That’s why we were very fixated on it.”
Rocker explained the song’s emotional nature (check out the lyrics here) and said that its perspective mainly focuses on “the not-so-good stuff.” As a result, this track was cut from the album because there was already a track with a similar message.
“It was this close to going on record…at some point, you [the songs] In some sort of order, these are the best ones and descend from there,” Shinoda said. And the only reason it didn’t last was because it was audible – it had the same strength as “Paralysis”.
So even without Chester Bennington, you can hear it in a whole new light today, but his vocals still sound as powerful throughout.
Watch the full interview below.
20th Anniversary Edition. meteor is available in a variety of formats and is scheduled for April 7th. Pre-order here.
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