[Photo by: Linkin Park/YouTube]

Mike Shinoda has released a new EP, Post Traumatic, featuring three heartfelt new tracks, the first new music from Shinoda since he debuted the piano-led “Looking For An Answer” at October’s Linkin Park's Chester Bennington memorial show.

Read more: Mike Shinoda talks grieving and healing after Chester Bennington’s death

He shared a heartfelt statement on the solo tracks, explaining how art is where he goes when he needs to “sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead.”

Read his message below:

The past six months have been a rollercoaster. Amidst the chaos, I've started to feel an intense gratitude—for your tributes + messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create.

Today, I'm sharing three songs I wrote + produced, with visuals I flimed, painted and edited myself. At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park nor Fort Minor, it's just me.

Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don't know where this path goes, but I'm grateful I get to share it with you.

And hear Post Traumatic here:

Below is the official visual for “Place To Start”: