Heavy has Kira Saulters featuring as guest vocals. The song will feature on Linkin Park’s new album, One More Light, which is due to be released next month, on May 19th.
The song certainly has a different feel to it when compared to Linkin Park’s usual heavier sound. Earlier in the month, Mike Shinoda spoke about why they had decided to move in a different musical direction with their new material. This may prove to be a bit of a controversial move for some of their earlier fans
He said: “The band, with every album, every song we’re trying to challenge ourselves. We like to try new things. We want to explore new territory with the sounds and the song writing.
“We’ve always been about mixing styles. Hybrid Theory was the name of our band before we changed it to Linkin Park.
“Linkin Park fans know that with every album you never know what you’re going to get, and the style can change dramatically and different elements, different genres that we listen to might sit more in the forefront than others.”
He continued: “One of the reasons why we chose Heavy as the first single is because it is really the core sound of the album
“This wasn’t a scenario where the whole album sounds one way and the single sounds different. This is how the album sounds. So we wanted to go out with a song like that, where everybody can get a sense of the direction of this body of work.”