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Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda sings new song “Looking for an Answer” at Chester Bennington concert.


If you’re a suicide loss survivor, listen to this new song by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda.

On Friday Night, Linkin Park held a memorial concert in honor of late bandmate, Chester Bennington.

Bennington died by suicide in July.

During the show, Shinoda performed a new song he had written call “Looking for an Answer.”

“I realized that one of the things that always helps me get through something is actually not only listening to music, but actually playing music.

I sat down in my studio and I wrote something, and it was about eight days after.

And I want to share it with you guys tonight, if that’s OK.”

The song talks about feeling empty after suicide loss.

“There’s an emptiness tonight. A hole that wasn’t there before. And I keep reaching for the light. When I can’t find it anymore.”

The lyrics question if there’s more that could have been done.

“Was there something I could say or something I should not have done”

The song speaks to looking for meaning after loss.

“Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one? Was I looking for an answer when there never really was one?”

The community took to Twitter to express their love for Shinoda’s tribute.

This song… The lyrics hurts so much… Yet it’s so beautiful. Looking For An Answer #MakeChesterProud Stay strong @mikeshinoda @linkinpark

— Aiden Bucio (@AdrianBucioGarc) October 28, 2017

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@mikeshinoda Looking for an answer. Amazing song. ♥Thanks! Describes what I felt and still feel after my girlfriend commited suicide.

— PenguinLover (@Catwoman0711) October 29, 2017

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Just listening to “Looking for an answer” on a repeat, it breaks me down to hear Mike @mikeshinoda, his voice like that, I hear your pain.

— Christian Berry (@hey_its_me_33) October 29, 2017

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If you’re struggling with the loss of someone to suicide, please know it wasn’t your fault and you’re not alone.

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling (800) 273-8255. You can also reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741-741.

Originally published: October 30, 2017
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