Linkin Park fans will be excited to hear frontman Mike Shinoda has said the follow up to last week’s initial release in his Dropped Frame album series is already complete and the third installment is currently well into development.
The Linking Park MC released the first album of the series last Friday, July 10, aptly titled Dropped Frames, Vol. 1., which features 12 wide-ranging instrumental tracks. In his recent conversation with Forbes.com, Shinoda said Dropped Frames Vol. 1 will be the first of at least three releases.
“I’ve got the second one done and the third one is in progress. And I say in progress, basically it’s just tightening up and mixing stuff that I made on the stream. But certainly it’s a thing I wouldn’t have done unless I was in this situation that I’m in right now.”
Admitting instrumentals are not everyone’s first music style of choice, Shinoda explained the tracks should not be a surprise to both his fans and fans of Linkin Park.
“It’s also funny cause it’s clearly not for everybody. Instrumental music is not your way to the Billboard top five. But anybody who knows my discography knows I’ve done instrumentals often, on every record, every couple of records there [are] instrumental tracks.”
Shinoda created the record of instrumental tracks while live-streaming on Twitch. To celebrate the release, a few fans were invited via an open social media call to take part in the album’s single “Open Door,” which resulted in their appearance on the Dropped Frames Vol. 1 record itself.
In addition to announcing the third installment of Dropped Frames is close to completion, Shinoda says there could be more than three volumes and he plans to release each album about one month apart.
In 2018, Shinoda embarked on a headlining tour in support of his last solo release, Post-Traumatic.
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