Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Drops 2 New Solo Songs: Listen

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“Prove You Wrong” & “What the Words Meant” shall be featured on the deluxe version of Shinoda’s 2018 debut solo album “Post Traumatic.”

On Friday (Feb. 22), Mike Shinoda launched two new songs in anticipation for his upcoming European tour. The tracks, titled “Prove You Wrong” and “What the Words Meant,” shall be featured on the deluxe version of the Linkin Park vocalist and rapper’s 2018 debut solo album Post Traumatic.

On the motivational “Prove You Wrong,” Shinoda sing-raps over a stomping beat as he contemplates overcoming the doubters and obstacles blocking his path.

“I’m sick of being affected person/ Underestimated/ This would be the day that I/ Prove you improper,” he sings on the track’s charging closing refrain.

“What the Words Meant” is a extra solemn affair, which finds the Linkin Park frontman questioning and confused as he sings introspectively over a skittering digital soundscape.

Shinoda initially launched Post Traumatic in June, almost one yr after the tragic loss of life of his Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington. The solo challenge marked his effort to work by his grief and confusion within the wake of Bennington’s suicide in July 2017.

Listen to each songs beneath.