After a week of teases, Linkin Park has released “Lost,” a previously unreleased song that dates back to the Meteora era.
The track, which features lead vocals by the late Chester Bennington, is available now via digital outlets and is streaming now alongside an anime-styled video on YouTube.
“Finding [‘Lost’] was like finding a favorite photo you had forgotten you’d taken, like it was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself,” says LP’s Mike Shinoda. “For years, fans have been asking us to release something with Chester’s voice, and I’m thrilled we’ve been able to make that happen in such a special way.”
As theorized, “Lost” previews a 20th anniversary reissue of Meteora, which will arrive April 7. The collection will be available in a number of configurations, including as a super deluxe box set edition featuring a host of never-before-released material, as well as demos, B-sides and live tracks.
“I think [fans are] going to be floored when they hear and see all the incredible unreleased songs and video footage in METEORA|20,” Shinoda says.
Meteora, the sophomore follow-up to LP’s RIAA Diamond-certified debut, Hybrid Theory, was first released in March 2003. It’s been certified seven-times Platinum, and spawned the hits “Numb” and “Faint.”
The upcoming reissue will be Linkin Park’s first new release since the Hybrid Theory 20th anniversary reissue, which dropped in 2020. The band has largely been quiet since the death of Bennington in 2017. They haven’t performed live since their tribute concert to Bennington that same year. Last April, Shinoda said that Linkin Park didn’t currently have any new music or live show plans.
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