Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Linkin Park Release Ballad For Japan Relief

Linkin Park have put out "Issho Ni," a previously unreleased track, for Download To Donate, a compilation album designed to raise money for Japanese earthquake victims. The album also features contributions from artists like R.E.M., Slash, Counting Crowes and Angels and Airwaves.

"Issho Ni," an electro slow jam propelled by stuttering drums, soft keyboard chords and atmospheric samples, has raised the ire of some fans who were expecting more of an amped up thrasher than meditative ballad. Mike Shinoda responded to the criticism by challenging fans to remix the track, which he'll post on his blog.

"I’ll tell you what: you guys edit it, add vocals, sample it, do whatever you like–I’ll let you finish the song.  The vocals don’t have to be about Japan, they can be about whatever.  Sing, rap, rearrange, remix, write new material, whatever," he wrote.

Listen to "Issho Ni" below. You can also go to Download To Donate's website to give $10 and pick up the album.

Linkin Park - Ishho Ni by musicforrelief

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