A Thousand Suns addresses various issues close to the band’s heart, from the recession to the conflicts in the Middle East, and is produced by legendary producer/guru Rick Rubin in collaboration with Mike Shinoda.
Lead vocalist Chester Bennington explains: “We’re not just making an album. The experiments that resulted filled the studio hard drive with diverse, abstract sounds, amorphous echoes, cacophonous samples, and handmade staccato merged into wandering, elusive melody. Each track felt like a hallucination.”
He continues: “We wanted to make a record that felt conceptual, a record that felt like as a whole that it told a story, a story that was very powerful and thoughtful. The album has some kind of feeling of that the entire album takes you on a journey and leads you down this path that is very visual and very emotionally charged.”
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