Listen to Mike Shinoda’s mix of Renforshort’s ‘I Drive Me Mad’

Listen to Mike Shinoda’s mix of Renforshort’s ‘I Drive Me Mad’

Linkin Park

Renforshort has shared the Mike Shinoda mix of her power-pop anthem ‘I Drive Me Mad’ – listen to it below.

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter released the original version of the track back in March. It featured on her debut EP ‘Teenage Angst’. Now, a new version mixed by the Linkin Park musician has been made available.

The new collaboration came about after Shinoda heard the track on a playlist, and it immediately stuck out to him.

“The dynamics of the song – the production, her voice, and the way the song speeds up into the chorus – all those things felt exciting to me,” he explained. “I also connected with the lyrics, the idea that you make yourself a little crazy. I’m pretty sure she’s the first person I’ve heard use the term ‘pre-traumatic stress!’”

On creating the mix, Renforshort added: “The process was really cool. Mike sent me a couple versions and we just sent notes back and forth until it was perfect! It was really cool to hear my song be given a different life completely, it’s a very strange cool thing!”

Listen to the Mike Shinoda mix of ‘I Drive Me Mad’ below:

Meanwhile, Linkin Park have revealed that they still have unreleased material featuring former frontman Chester Bennington.

The band went on a hiatus after Bennington took his own life back in 2017. In the intervening period, co-vocalist Mike Shinoda has released his debut solo album while Bennington’s former group Grey Daze released a new album today (June 26).

Now, Shinoda has revealed that the band have an unreleased song featuring Bennington in the stash. Sharing the news during a Twitch stream, Shinoda opened up about a song called ‘Friendly Fire’ that was supposed to appear on Linkin Park’s 2017 album ‘One More Light’.

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