After teasing the project these past few weeks, Linkin Park has debuted the new song with Kiiara titled, “Heavy.”
The track is the lead single from their forthcoming album, One More Light, slated for May 19, which marks three years since their last LP The Hunting Party.
“Heavy” is anthemic rock-pop number featuring vocals from frontman Chester Bennington and Kiiara. The 21-year-old singer is most widely known for her glitch-pop hit, “Gold.”
While the sound is definitely a departure from what Linkin Park fans are accustomed to, member Mike Sinoda explained his new vision to Billboard in an exclusive interview.
“The band, with every album, every song we’re trying to challenge ourselves. We like to try new things. We want to explore new territory with the sounds and the songwriting. We’ve always been about mixing styles; I mean, Hybrid Theory was the name of our band before we changed it to Linkin Park.”
Hear Linkin Park’s “Heavy” Featuring Kiiara below.