Mike Shinoda is releasing a new single this Friday
Mike Shinoda is continuing to stay incredibly prolific in lockdown, announcing the release of a collaborative new single.
The Linkin Park man is teaming up with iann dior and UPSAHL on Happy Endings, which will arrive tomorrow (February 19). As well as unveiling the single, the trio are set to team up for a chat on Mike’s huge Twitch channel the same day – from 10am PST onwards.
In a 2020 interview with Forbes, Mike explained of how he came to enjoy being so creative on Twitch amid the coronavirus pandemic, “I decided to start putting some of the things I was doing in the studio live on Instagram and it felt really good. It felt like, ‘Oh there are people out there, we’re not afraid of everybody. We’re all afraid, but we’re all afraid. We have that in common and we want each other to be healthy, we want each other to be safe, we want to share good information and weed out bad information.’ So it was like having a good community helps.
“So I fell into doing Twitch streams weekdays from 10 to one for a number of reasons. Number one, because I love the anchor that it put in my day. Number two, it was challenging and stimulating because a lot of the times my music streams are dictated by fan requests. So the way it works is if you hang out on the stream, you collect points. If you get enough points you can redeem them for a suggestion of a type of music that you want me to try and do. Or a type of drawing or art you want me to try and do. So those are all challenges. It turned my quarantine time from feeling like Groundhog Day to not only looking forward to the stream, but kind of being addicted to the stream. I love going in there at 10 and doing this thing and seeing where it goes. Some days it is hysterically bad and other days it’s super, super fun and goes really well.”
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