It’s been a little over six months since the death of Chester Bennington, and on Thursday the late Linkin Park frontman was honoured by band mate Mike Shinoda with the release of “Post Traumatic”, a new three-song EP inspired by Bennington’s tragic suicide in July at age 41.
“The past six months have been a rollercoaster,” Shinoda said in a statement. “Amidst the chaos, I’ve started to feel an intense gratitude — for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create.”
He added, “Today, I’m sharing three songs I wrote and produced, with visuals that I filmed, painted, and edited myself. At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park, nor is it Fort Minor — it’s just me. Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don’t know where this path goes, but I’m grateful I get to share it with you.”
Shinoda also tweeted that he’s working on other songs, but decided to release these three in order to “see what the fans want me to do next. If you like these, I’ll keep going.”
The entire EP is available to stream on Spotify:
In addition, Shinoda has also released new homemade videos for each of the EP’s three songs: “Place to Start”, “Over Again” and “Watching As I Fall”. Watch: