On Monday, Linkin Park premiered the video for “One More Light” on social media. The visual is a beautiful tribute to Chester Bennington.
This song was not originally intended to be a single but that changed following Bennington’s death. Fans began to really connect with it following the loss of the band’s frontman.
The visual was directed by Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn and longtime band videographer Mark Fiore. The video pays tribute to Bennington in a beautiful way but it also shows the comradery of the band with their community and fans. The video shows how fans have given Linkin Park strength following their loss.
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” Hahn honestly explains. “I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of goodwill to the people who want that connection.”
“‘One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end,” the band’s Mike Shinoda says. “In memorial events, art, videos and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”
Linkin Park will see their fans again for a one-night celebration of Bennington in Los Angeles. On Oct. 27, they’ll come together with other artists to honor the iconic frontman. Ticket pre-sale happens on Sept. 19 with general sale starting on Sept. 22. Find more information on the band’s website.