Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park has announced his debut solo album dubbed Post Traumatic, out June 15. The LP features 16 new songs, three of which were previously released on the Post Traumatic EP back in January. Shinoda offers a taste of the new material with new tracks “Crossing a Line” and “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore” along with their music videos. You can watch those below. Pre-order the album here.
Both the EP and the album were written in the aftermath of frontman Chester Bennington’s death. In a press statement, Shinoda said “It’s a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness. Ultimately, Post Traumatic is an album about healing. The songs, though specific about Shinoda’s experience with loss, manage to be universally relatable, thanks to their honesty and heart. ‘If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone,’ he says. ‘If they haven’t been through this, I hope they feel grateful.”
In addition, Shinoda plans to perform a handful of solo shows this summer, including a headline appearance at IDENTITY LA: A Celebration & Concert for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. He’ll also make appearances at Summer Sonic Festival in Japan and Reading and Leeds in the UK.
Last December, Linkin Park released the live album One More Light Live, featuring recordings of Bennington’s final performances. Prior to that, they released their latest album, One More Light, in May. At this time, the band has not officially announced whether they intend to keep recording without Bennington.