Dari Linkin Park Untuk Chester Bennington

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[flickr.com] Foto oleh M. Krobath

Linkin Park baru saja umumkan rencana reuni untuk memberi penghormatan pada vokalis mereka, Chester Bennington.

Sebelumnya, frontman dari unit nu-metal asal California tersebut ditemukan tak bernyawa setelah menggantung dirinya sendiri pada tanggal 20 Juli 2017 yang lalu – Bennington meninggal di usia 41 tahun.

Baca juga: Liner Notes – ‘Meteora’ oleh Linkin Park

Band mengagendakan penyelenggaraan konser penghormatan terhadap Bennington di Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, pada tanggal 27 Oktober 2017. Konser tersebut juga akan menjadi pertunjukkan pertama Linkin Park sejak ditinggal oleh Bennington.

Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell, dan Rob Bourdon direncanakan tampil bersama sejumlah musisi bintang tamu, dan segala keuntungan dari konser akan didonasikan kepada Music For Relief’s One More Light.

Menyertai pengumuman reuni, Linkin Park turut membagi video pendamping dari track ‘One More Light’ – lihat di bawah.

“’One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end,” ucap Mike Shinoda pada NME. “In memorial events, art, video, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”

Sementara anggota band lainnya, Joe Hahn menambahkan, “It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it. I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection.”