On June 26, the band will release an album titled Amends, featuring vocal tracks from the late singer matched with new recordings of the band’s earlier material. Featuring newly recorded music and remastered vocals from Bennington, the project is going to be something of an exercise in catharsis for both Bennington’s former band mates — Sean Dowdall (drums), Mace Beyers (bass) and Cristin Davis (guitar) — and Linkin Park fans still reeling from Bennington’s sudden passing in 2017.
On Friday, Grey Daze premiered a song from the record titled “Sometimes.” Written by Bennington, the song is a powerful slab of angsty grunge, with its lyrics and themes of isolation and depression — and seeking a way out of those predicaments — ever more relevant right now in the age of the coronavirus pandemic.
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As so many of Chester’s lyrics do, the message in this song, that bad things happen but things will get better, resonates in an entirely different way with the current crisis we are all living through, and he brings us a message of hope. “Sometimes” out now alongside a special new lyric video. Link in bio.
Watch the lyric video for the song, stylized to depict the lyrics display on an iPhone screen as if they were received in a text message from Bennington himself, below:
“Sometimes” is the third song released from Amends thus far, joining fellow pre-release tracks “Sickness”:
and “What’s in the Eye”:
Grey Daze formed in 1993 and broke up in 1998, before Bennington tried out for an up-and-coming rock band named Linkin Park … and you know what happened next. In the time after his 2017 passing, Bennington’s Grey Daze band mates began working on this album, bringing to life songs that many haven’t heard (as early Grey Daze albums are currently absent from streaming platforms).