A brand new music video for Linkin Park's new single, "Burn It Down", has come out for viewing pleasure. Premiered on Thursday, May 24 evening as part of "MTV First", the official visual is directed by the rock band's own DJ, Joe Hahn, and is filled with sci-fi special effects. Near the end, still images of the band bursting into flames take over.
In an interview with MTV, lead singer Chester Bennington opened up about Hahn's hardline approach in making music videos. "Joe really goes for it. And, for whatever reason, I usually get it the worst. I've almost drowned, I had all this powder thrown in my face," the 36-year-old said with a laugh. "On this new one, I was sweating like crazy. It was intense."
"Burn It Down" is the lead single from Linkin Park's fifth studio album, "Living Things", which will hit the shelves across the United States on June 26. It was performed live for the very first time at Third Encore Rehearsal Studios in Burbank, California on May 16, before the band took it to the 2012 Billboard Music Awards stage.
About the much-anticipated album itself, co-frontman Mike Shinoda told NME, "We chose the album title 'Living Things' because it's more of a record about people. It's more about personal interactions. On the last few records we've had an interest in global issues and social issues and those things are still around, there are certainly traces of them, but this record is far more personal."
Linkin Park's "Burn It Down" Music Video