Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda made a surprise guest appearance to perform ‘A Light That Never Comes’ with Steve Aoki during his set at the Summer Sonic festival in Japan last month. Anticipation for the collaboration built following the shaky, fan-filmed video footage that emerged but now both artists have confirmed that fans will be able to access the studio recording of the song by playing the new 3D Facebook game LP Recharge to work together collectively to unlock the track.
Once the single is unleashed, the track will stream on demand exclusively for fourteen days on Xbox Music, Microsoft’s all-in-one music service. Following the Xbox Music launch of free streaming on all web browsers, the single will also be made available on all of its other platforms in varying capacities, including Xbox 360, iOS and Android. With a branded destination on Xbox 360 and online at Music.Xbox.com, fans can listen and see behind-the-scenes footage of how the collaboration came together. This association, a product of a long history of collaboration and innovation between Linkin Park and Xbox, marks the beginning of a new multi-faceted relationship between Linkin Park and Microsoft, which will combine the band’s interest in music, art and technology with Microsoft’s unparalleled innovation in the digital entertainment space
‘A Light That Never Comes’ will feature on the upcoming Linkin Park album ‘Recharged’ which will be released on October 28 on Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Bros. Records. ‘Recharged’ features new interpretations of songs from ‘Living Things’, the band’s most recent album that debuted at #1 in over twenty countries. The full tracklisting and list of collaborators will be announced shortly.