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#ThrowbackThursday: “In The End” by Linkin Park

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By Sean Smith

Linkin Park released a new album this past Friday. The album is the band’s seventh studio album to date, and is titled One More Light. This is the first album released by the American rockers since 2014’s The Hunting Party.

The new album is a more pop/electronic sounding record, which of course is an evolution from where the band started sonically on their 2000 debut Hybrid Theory. That debut offering showcased the band’s nu metal rap/rock sound.

The first single to be released off of Linkin Park’s new album was “Heavy” back in February. The track features electronic pop artist Kiiara, and has performed decently on the charts. To date the song has reached as high as the #51 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Linkin Park Featuring Kiiara

“Heavy”(Explicit)

From One More Light

Machine Shop/Warner Bros. Records

Earlier this month Linkin Park released their second single from One More Light. The new single is called “Invisible” and truly shows the growth in the band, not only in their sound, but in subject matter as well. While the content of their early songs was about the angst of growing up, and not understanding parental figures, this song lies on the other side of the spectrum. Mike Shinoda recently revealed that the subject matter on “Invisible” is about a parent having to tell their children things they may not want to hear, but do so despite that because of their love for them.

Linkin Park 

“Invisible”

From One More Light

Machine Shop/Warner Bros. Records

 

In support of the new album Linkin Park will be embarking on a North American tour beginning on July 27th in Boston. The tour will conclude on October 22nd in Los Angeles. A full list of shows and venues can be found on Linkin Park’s website. The band will be joined on tour by the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, One OK Rock, and Snoop Dogg. Linkin Park will also be co-headlining two shows with Blink-182. Those shows are being touted as “Welcome to Blinkin Park” and they will be on July 28th at Citi Field in Flushing, NY and July 30th at HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey, PA.

For this week’s edition of #tbt here on Clizbeats we are going to be taking a look back at a song from their first album Hybrid Theory, which showcases the band’s initial rap/rock nu metal style.

Linkin Park released their debut album on October 24, 2000. The lead single from their breakthrough album was “One Step Closer.” That track helped them to gain some mainstream attention as it broke into the Billboard Hot 100 mainstream chart and peaked at the 75th position. It performed much better however, on the rock charts where it charted as a top five hit. They followed that up with their second single “Crawling.” That track  performed similarly to that as their debut single, just breaking into the top 80 on the Hot 100 and was a top 5 hit on the rock charts.

The mainstream breakthrough for Linkin Park, at least according to the charts, came with the band’s fourth single from Hybrid Theory with “In The End.” That song skyrocketed to #2 on the Hot 100 and topped the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. The song, as mentioned above, was written based on the struggles of growing up. Specifically, “In The End” speaks to the struggles that Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington went through growing up, including how the singer was often made fun of by his peers.

A music video for the track was directed by Nathan Cox and the band’s DJ Joe Hahn. The video featured a heavy dose of CGI effects, which helped the video ultimately win the 2002 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video.

So with Linkin Park releasing their latest album One More Light last Friday, this week we remember their mainstream breakout hit “In The End.” Enjoy.

 

Linkin Park 

“In The End”

From Hybrid Theory 

Warner Bros. Records

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“One Step Closer”

From Hybrid Theory 

Warner Bros. Records

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“Crawling”

From Hybrid Theory 

Warner Bros. Records