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Mike Shinoda releases Happy Endings featuring iann dior and UPSAHL

Hear Mike Shinoda, iann dior and UPSAHL team up on infectious new single Happy Endings.

Mike Shinoda has joined forces with iann dior and UPSAHL for a relatable and infectious new single, Happy Endings.

The trio’s catchy new jam was previewed via the Linkin Park man’s huge Twitch channel, and is now out in full along with a vibrant lyric video (an official music video and more from Mike Shinoda” is coming very soon”, according to a press release).

Read this: The story of nu-metal in 14 songs

In a 2020 interview with Forbes, Mike explained of how he came to enjoy being so creative on Twitch amid the 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.”

Listen to Happy Endings below:

Read the lyrics below:

Intro hook

Hey, at least in my mind
I’m feeling like I’m
The hero that saves me
There, I hold my head high
Get everything right
Delusional maybe

Verse 1

This whole last year was a shit show
Just finding out now what I didn’t know
Seems like each time when I get low
I place blame everywhere that it shouldn’t go
and that’s what’s keeping me up
Falling apart man I’ll keep it a buck
You still act like I’m holding you up
I still feel like I’m totally nuts so
Tell me what I should’ve said and I’ll pretend to know that
Things come out my mouth that I should probably learn to hold back
Why do I expect to have the patience that I don’t have
Over and over expecting a different result yeah

Chorus

Hey, at least in my mind
I’m feeling like I’m
The hero that saves me
There, I hold my head high
Get everything right
Delusional maybe
If I’m pretending
why not write happy endings
Where I’m better than we both know I could be, oh
Still At least in my mind
I’m feeling like I’m
The hero that saves me

Verse 2

They’re like
Ay Mike
You can’t keep kicking yourself for the things you
say, like
There are some people that you could never
Make right
Really do I wanna sweat shit, no
and I don’t know why I don’t let this go
I hold it inside let it take control
Tell me what I should’ve said and I’ll pretend to know that
Things come out my mouth that I should probably learn to hold back
Why do I expect to have the patience that I don’t have
Over and over and over and over and oh my God

Chorus

Hey, at least in my mind
I’m feeling like I’m
The hero that saves me
There, I hold my head high
Get everything right
Delusional maybe
If I’m pretending
why not write happy endings
Where I’m better than we both know I could be, oh
Still At least in my mind
I’m feeling like I’m
The hero that saves me

Bridge

I keep telling myself to stop caring
cause they live for keeping me staring
and they’ll drag it on to make me respond
to get more retweets and more sharing
I don’t need the manager no Karen
cause what’s wrong it seems so apparent
cause i’m too alive for bad fucking vibes
and I’m so damn sick of being stuck inside
(side SIDE SIDE YEAH)

Chorus

Hey, at least in my mind
I’m feeling like I’m
The hero that saves me
There, I hold my head high
Get everything right
Delusional maybe
If I’m pretending
why not write happy endings
Where I’m better than we both know I could be, oh
Still At least in my mind
I’m feeling like I’m
The hero that saves me
If I’m pretending
why not write happy endings
(x4)

Posted on February 19th 2021, 11:05a.m.
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