Memphis May Fire drop emotional Linkin Park cover, discuss band’s impact
The band’s lead singer Matty Mullins made a statement about why they chose the track and what the song means to the band.
“A lot of times, when covering a song, you're doing it for fun or to showcase your skills as an artist," Mullins said. "But this specific opportunity was a chance for us to honor a band that has had a profound impact on us.”
“There will never be another Linkin Park and there will never be another Chester Bennington. We are forever grateful for the music they made and we hope this cover will encourage our younger fans to dive into the Linkin Park discography and discover the same inspiration that we did years ago."
You can listen to the cover below.
Memphis May Fire recently dropped their album Broken and shared the music video for “Heavy Is The Weight” from the record.
Mullins said they drew inspiration from the feeling of performing to make the video.
“The idea for the video was to capture the vibe and emotion of the song in a live performance setting,” Mullins says. “We rarely do videos that are strictly live performance, but this song was a great opportunity to do so.”
You can check out that video below.
06/21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
06/22 – Austin, TX @ Austin 3060 Amphitheater
06/23 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
06/25 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
06/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
06/30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Beach at Atlantic City*
07/02 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
07/03 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
07/05 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/06 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/07 – Hartford, CT @ The XFINITY Theatre
07/09 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/12 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/14 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/15 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/17 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
07/20 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater
07/21 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
07/23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
07/24 – Nampa (Boise), ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
07/26 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Hahn isn’t the only bandmate discussing the future publically. Recently, Mike Shinodamade statements about bringing a new vocalist to Linkin Park following the death of Bennington. He said that if the band did decide to bring in a new vocalist, he wants it to happen naturally.
“That’s not my goal right now. I think it has to happen naturally. And if we find somebody that’s a great person, and that we think is a good personality fit and a good stylistic fit, I could see trying to do some stuff with somebody. Not for the sake of like, replacing… I wouldn’t ever wanna feel like we are replacing Chester.”
Shinoda took to Twitter to clarify that he was not saying they would replace Bennington, just that he wasn’t against the idea.
“Lemme clarify a rumor: we are not looking for a new singer, and if it were to happen organically, I’d be open. Seems pretty clear, yet I guess some folks have a hard time understanding,” the tweet reads.
“I’m not predicting the future. The future will happen. Stop making shit up.”
Recently, Linkin Park’s debut album, which was released in 2000, re-entered the album charts for the first time in two years following what would have been Bennginton’s 43rd birthday.
The album last hit the charts in July 2017, which is when the late frontman passed. At that time, many fans took to Twitter to discuss how the album changed their lives.
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