Video Linkin Park released same day as Chester Bennington’s death takes on powerful new meaning


Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington was confirmed dead on Thursday, less than two hours after the band released what would be their last video with him.

“Talking to Myself,” off Linkin Park’s most recent album One More Light, features stirring visuals of the band on tour, playing sold-out shows to massive crowds of screaming admirers. Director Mark Fiore may not have intended it as a tribute, but in the wake of Bennington’s sudden passing, it has become just that. 

The video went up on YouTube around 1 p.m. EDT. TMZ reported Bennington’s death an hour later. The lyrics are just a little uncanny — not only with regard to Bennington’s alleged suicide, but to his previous struggles with drugs, alcohol, and suicidal thoughts. Listen to the song, and you might hear Bennington appealing to himself from the outside.

I admit I made mistakes
But yours might cost you everything
Can’t you hear me calling you home?
All the walls that you keep building
All this time that I spent chasing
All the ways that I keep losing you
The truth is, you turn into someone else
You keep running like the sky is falling
I can whisper, I can yell
But I know, yeah I know, yeah I know
I’m just talking to myself

The video also features band members Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell, and Joe Hahn. As a group, they look happy, collaborating creatively and enjoying their band’s success over two decades.

Linkin Park has not yet released a statement on Bennington’s death, though Shinoda confirmed the news on Twitter

from Mashable!