Release Date: Jun 15, 2018
Record label: Warner Bros. Records / Warner Bros.
Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Rap
Following the sudden loss of his friend and Linkin Park co-vocalist Chester Bennington in July 2017, Mike Shinoda turned to music to process his grief. The resulting effort, Post Traumatic, is a cathartic song arc that carries Shinoda through darkness and into light, offering hope and counseling to himself, his band, and their legions of fans. From the condolence voicemails that end opening track "Place to Start" to the journal-like account of "Over Again" (which recounts Shinoda's swirling emotions leading up to Linkin Park's Hollywood Bowl memorial show), Post Traumatic is his journey through the stages of loss, grief, and healing.