American alternative rock band Linkin Park this week premiered the second song from their upcoming fifth album Living Things, due to be released next month. ‘Lies Greed Misery’ received its full worldwide premiere on Thursday (May 24th) on BBC Radio 1, following the release of lead single ‘Burn It Down‘ in April. The track continues the group’s increased move towards electronic styles in recent years with their last album A Thousand Suns, and includes a clear influence from dubstep music.
‘Lies Greed Misery’ is a short track, just two and a half minutes long, built around verses delivered by rapper Mike Shinoda and typically heavy choruses from singer Chester Bennington. The song is markedly more aggressive and frantic than ‘Burn It Down’, which follows the trend of previous lead singles being among the more ‘accessible’ of the band’s material. A stuttering synth line kicks the song off, with heavy drums and a deep, metallic sound carrying it through to a short build-up at the end, littered with screams from the well-known frontman. The new track will likely draw comparisons to A Thousand Suns track ‘Blackout‘.
Linkin Park’s latest album Living Things is due for release in the UK by Warner Bros. Records on June 25th.