Chester Bennington‘s pre-Linkin Park band Gray Daze have shared an unheard observe from their upcoming full-length album – take heed to ‘What’s In The Eye’ beneath.
Bennington’s widow Talinda revealed last December that the ’90s group had been planning to reform with the late singer, and have been in the midst of re-recording music for an LP when he died in 2017.
The as-yet-untitled report – which was later accomplished by the star’s bandmates, mates, household, and varied collaborators – has now been previewed with its emotional first single, ‘What’s In The Eye’. The track was initially recorded in 1993 and 1996.
Penned by each Bennington and drummer Sean Dowdell, the reduce offers with emotions of loss following the loss of life of a good friend in a automotive accident, and options the unique vocals of a 17-year-old Chester.
Gray Daze reworked ‘What’s In The Eye’ below the steerage of producers Chris Traynor, Kyle Hoffman and Jay Baumgardner.
Accompanying the brand new observe is a straightforward lo-fi video, merging a close-up of a dilating eyeball with reside efficiency footage and animations.
Writing in an open letter final month, Talinda Bennington mentioned of the challenge: “Releasing a brand new Gray Daze album will shine a light-weight on the place my husband began and hopefully give his followers a greater understanding of his artwork and a extra full image of his journey via this unimaginable music.”
“There’s a depth within the lyrics on this report,” he mentioned. “Chester sings each phrase like he believes each single emotion connected.”
The album is anticipated to reach this spring by way of Loma Vista Recordings, although an official launch date hasn’t been confirmed at current. You may see the official paintings for ‘What’s In The Eye’ above.
Earlier than discovering success with Linkin Park, Bennington reduce his tooth in Gray Daze within the early 1990s. The band launched two albums within the type of ‘Wake Me’ (1994) and ‘…No Solar Right now’ (1997).