Linkin Park Is ‘Talking” And We Are ALL Ears

Linkin Park has mentioned some “talk” of new music since the untimely passing of Chester Bennington.

This is exciting news. FOR ALL OF US. Cuz’ no matter what type of genre you cling to the most, everybody can appreciate Linkin Park for everything they are.

An American-rock-nu-metal sensation, Linkin Park started their trek into the music scene in 1996. Founding and current members included Mike Shinoda (vocalist/rhythm guitarist), Brad Delson (lead guitarist), Dave Farrell (bassist), John Hahn (DJ/Keyboardist), and Rob Bourdon (drummer). Reaching almost immediate international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, This group coined radio-friendly genre-breaking music.

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Linkin Park: Best Selling Band of the 21st Century

Referred to as the Best Selling Band of the 21st century, Linkin Park holds Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards. All of which, we understand, considering they have such a unique sound, and a wide variation of music.

The last time we heard new music from Linkin Park was “One More Light”. The band’s seventh studio album, released in May 2017. The world, shaken by the death of co-frontman Chester Bennington, who tragically took his own life two months after the release. After a constant battle with depression. Ultimately, his death, sent the band into hiatus, canceling their tour, and allowing them to mourn the loss of Chester.

In December of the same year, the band released live recordings of their final tour with Bennington. The last of the new music we would hear for quite some time. The group took time to focus on family, friends, mental health, and music. All the things they love.

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During this time, the band continued to be a support system for one another. Enjoying each other’s company and working on side projects. In June 2018, Mike Shinoda even went on to release a debut solo album.

The good news is that the first time since Bennington‘s tragic departure, Linkin Park has actually confirmed the idea of recording new music. In a recent interview with Yonhap (a South Korean newspaper), Joe Hahn said that the band has considered the possibility of creating together again.

What’s To Come?

We don’t want you to lose your mind quiet yet. Considering that Shinoda said that although the band loves to hang out, be around each other, and make music, that they don’t want to put pressure on it. They want it to happen naturally. So, this music could come in the time frame from a week to a decade. And as painstakingly hard as it is, we will be patient and let it happen in its own time.

The band has made it clear that though there is the possibility of a new singer alongside Shinoda, that their intention is never to replace Chester. Both because they never want to, and they know they never could. Chester provided Linkin Park with emotion-evoking power vocals paired with death screams that were untouchable. Though Tobi Duncan of Trash Boat did our boy proud in his rendition of “Given Upfor the compilation Songs That Saved My Life. A compilation album by Hopeless Records to honor suicide prevention. Such a fitting ode to Bennington.

We can’t imagine a Linkin Park without Chester, but we are certainly hopeful for what’s to come. The future is bright, and we know that Linkin Park will make all of us and, most importantly, Chester proud. Stay tuned for any new news on Linkin Park breaking ground in the studio.

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MDRN MAG – Artist Introductions – August 30th

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It’s that time again and boy do we have some great songs for you this week! To hype everyone up for the start of a new school year, or as we head into the busiest season of the year for most businesses, our featured artists playlist is bringing you the perfect collection of pop music.

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Walk Off The Earth

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Walk Off The Earth, a classic choice off the YouTube artist list. The band consists of Gianni Nicassio, Ryan Marshall, Joel Cassady, and Sarah Blackwood using everything from ukulele to theremin. They’ve been fairly quiet lately, so to see this in the line-up we jumped at the chance to listen and let’s just say … wow. We can’t wait for the album to drop on October 25th.

The music is uplifting and laid back. It really shows what the band itself needs after going through such a rough year. If you need a soft hug and a pick me up this is the song for you. They’ll be there for you!
So if you’re wanting to check them out in the flesh they’re touring August through November, and their newest single is available to stream on all platforms: HERE

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Cairo Gold

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Cairo Gold’s “Type of Woman” is a track that is different, uplifting, and gives any woman the confidence they need. Here, we’re all for woman empowerment and working hard, and Gold successfully delivers the message while bringing gorgeous vocals, confidence, and slight sex appeal. 
Independence also plays a role in her single, stating “If you’re with her, it’s not because she needs you, it’s because she wants you.” The type of woman she described in her statement with Billboard is a type that all women strive to be, and it will help inspire them even more. PERIOD! This song is a must-have for your girl power playlist – we all need a compilation of our motivational music, am I right? Her newest single is available for stringing on every platform, which you can access: HERE

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New Dialogue

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New Dialogue coming at you! With light blending vocals from Ela Kitapci and Taylor Morrow complimented by their bandmates Jason Rodriguez, Michael Sevilla, and Jeff Badagilacca playing these songs will be sure to soothe. The perfect coffee shop soundtrack we invite you to sit down, have a cup and give them a listen.

Dreamy visuals or taking simplistic to a new minimum, “Fake Smile” brings with it mellow tunes coupled with lyrics that ache. The video only adds on with the muted tones, low purple accent light, and warehouse set up.
This group is bringing their melancholy vibrations to you all through September with their last show happening in October. They will be touring with Meg&Dia the first half finishing off the tour with lovelytheband. And if you can’t make it just give their EP a listen: HERE.

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The Statistics

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“Maryanne” makes us want to jump in our car, roll down the window, and just drive on the backcountry roads for as long as we can. Giving us indie-rock vibes but also a sound of their own Darby and Erin are sure to be a force to be reckoned with.

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Cris Cab

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Blending classic Latin sounds with urban rhythms, Cris Cabs Diamonds EP makes you want to get up and dance! With summer winding down, songs like “Diamonds,” “Rush,” and “Laurent Perrier” all give us that extension of summer feels that we all crave. Fans got a taste of Cris with his big hit “Just Wanna Love You,” and now fans will be craving a full-length album after this. MDRN MAG gives this a big 5 Carats! Check it out: here.

Are you a fan of up-and-coming musicians? Do you like to support the small guy in the corner? Keep an eye out for our Artist Introductions playlist every Friday!

Check out more of our favorite playlists here!

If you’re an up-and-coming artist with recently released music, or you know someone who is, don’t hesitate to reach out for a potential Featured Artists listing in future weeks.

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MDRN MAG – Artist Introductions – August 9th

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Here at MDRN MAG HQ, we thrive on pop culture. We live, breathe, sleep, and eat it. Part of that is supporting and encouraging every level of music that will eventually grow to find its home within Billboard‘s Top40 Chart. That brings us here, to our first-ever Artist Introduction playlist!

Take a moment to get to know ten of our favorite new releases from up-and-coming musicians and read a little bit about each of them while you listen to their incredible work.

It Bends

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Understated quirk appears to be It Bends’ theme and their debut single, “Baggies,” definitely delivers that. Amy Winehouse is reincarnated in vocalist Tace McNamara. The haunting track leaves listeners slightly unsettled but in all the best ways and definitely wanting more.

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Lisa Danaë

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Like many of us, Lisa finds comfort within her music. While dealing with personal struggles of depression and self-doubt, she channeled all of her emotions into her most recent single. “1445” is the push and pull of trying to gain her footing while trying to find the balance between learning from past mistakes while reflecting on them and moving past them. The track shows us an admirable level of vulnerability as Lisa begins to find her confidence once again.

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When you combine the melodic voice of Elociin and the musical stylings of producer, Goblins From Mars, you get the perfect feel good summer dance song. Most comparable to Disclosure Latch, you can practically feel the summer air when listening and can’t do anything other than smile. It just feels right. Elociin is here to return and reclaim her crown in the house scene.

Listen here.

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New Dialogue

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New Dialogue brings a whole new meaning to “match made in heaven.” The Quintet works perfectly together creating the perfect Alt-Rock mix. After performing at the SXSW Festival and headlining their first show, New Dialogue just released an acoustic version of their song “Loose Ends” on YouTube, which is apart of their “Warehouse Series” where they strip down the songs off of their debut EP, to a raw emotional sound.  It won’t be long until this talented group takes over the Alt-Radio airwaves!

Watch the video here.

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daena

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If Taylor Swift and Marina and the Diamonds had a baby, it would be Daena.  Delivering messages of encouragement and positivity to an often-overlooked demographic, Daena is an artist to watch closely.  Based out of Nashville, you can catch elements of that southern influence in an otherwise indie-pop track.

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Shenzi

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Alabama Shakes paved the way of crossing unexpected genres, but Shenzi has perfected it. Listening to their Spotify, it’s easy to find yourself time-traveling between the height of the contemporary jazz movement and the sweet mellow vibe of hip-hop, all in the same song. Founded while classmates in college, this band has graduated to a ph.D program of smooth sounds guaranteed to make your Sunday night wind-down the perfect wrap to any weekend.

Listen to their EP here.

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ROMES

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Taking inspiration from genres across the board, ROMES has found a way to bring pop sensibility to their alternative sound, one that’s completely unique to them. ROMES‘ single “Someone” brings to mind every coming of age film we’ve ever wished we were cast in.  This is the kind of music that becomes the soundtrack to every happy experience of your life. The positive vibes and lyrics have us tapping our feet and hoping the rest of their music is available to stream, too.

Watch the video for “Someone” here.

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On The Outside

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On The Outside makes our hearts beat fast with their breezy pop-country sound. If One Direction and Dan & Shay figured out how to create a lovechild, it would be On The Outside. And we are so okay with that. Their debut single “How Did You Know” consists of swoonful harmonies and soothing music, they certainly make us want to live out our romance dreams. We’re eager to watch their rise to stardom!

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Courtney Noe

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Unmistakably bold, a whole lot of woman, and unapologetically herself, Courtney shows us in her heart-wrenchingly true relatable lyrics that it’s okay to be recklessly in love. In “Reckless,” you can hear the battle between her head and her heart in a beautiful melodic way. With a wonderful blend of several different genres, Courtney Noe can be enjoyed by just about anyone of any age.

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Elle Winter

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Bringing those 2004 “Leave, Get Out” vibes to the forefront in 2019, Disney-discovered rising star, Elle Winter, discusses toxic relationships in her new single “Cave In.” After releasing music independently, with no label backing, and still finding success, the singer-songwriter signed with Red Music. She’s since released several tracks, all adding to her ever-growing traction on her way to becoming a household name. “Cave In” is that moment you choose yourself over a toxic relationship. It’s recognizing that something isn’t good for you and knowing things may be different if the other person had just owned their behavior, but also deciding it’s time to move on.

Elle is the MDRN MAG Spotlight Artist this week! Check out her interview with us!

Listen to “Cave In” here.

Are you a fan of up-and-coming musicians? Do you like to support the small guy in the corner? Keep an eye out for our Artist Introduction playlist every Friday!

Check out more of our favorite playlists here!

If you’re an up-and-coming artist with recently released music, or you know someone who is, don’t hesitate to reach out for a potential feature in future weeks.

Words and Featured Image: MDRN MAG