Linkin Park Teams With Microsoft For 14-Day Exclusive On Demand Audio Streaming On Xbox Music Platform
September 12, 2013 at 9:18 AM (PT)
Ever since teasers appeared in AUGUST, LINKIN PARK and STEVE AOKI fans have been tearing apart the Internet in search of the studio version of "A Light That Never Comes," their first song together. Today, from their official websites, both artists have finally told fans how to find it: by playing the new, free, 3D FACEBOOK game "LP RECHARGE," which launches today.
The song was originally unveiled as a surprise during AOKI’s performance at the Summer Sonic festival in TOKYO last month, where he was joined onstage by LINKIN PARK’s CHESTER BENNINGTON and MIKE SHINODA. The shaky, distorted cell phone recordings from the concert were the only records of the song until now. Today, fans will work to unveil the studio recording of the song, which, once unlocked via the game, will be serviced to radio and will stream on demand exclusively on XBOX MUSIC.
"I think this song and release show where we’re at right now," said SHINODA. "Making the song with STEVE, premiering it through the ‘Recharge’ FACEBOOK game, and debuting it via MICROSOFT’s XBOX MUSIC -- I think it’s all indicative of our band’s commitment to experimentation and pushing boundaries."
“A Light That Never Comes” will be on the upcoming LINKIN PARK album, RECHARGED, which features new interpretations of songs from LIVING THINGS, the band’s most recent album that debuted at No. 1 in over 20 countries. RECHARGED will be released October 29th on MACHINE SHOP RECORDINGS/WARNER BROS.