The band has been in the studio working on a follow-up to 2012's Living Things. Shinoda says that the upcoming album, unlike the rest of Linkin Park's releases, will be mostly self-produced.
"We normally write in a organized and regimented style, recorded into the computer; this album has been the product of a mix of focused experimentation and free form jamming. We’re even tracking parts to tape instead of going exclusively digital.
I’ve been spending 10-12 hours a day in the studio–jamming, experimenting, writing, recording, re-writing, re-recording…searching for the sound that truly captures where we’re at as a band right now. Something bold and energetic. Something with a balance between the chaos and order."
The guitarist/vocalist says he hopes fans will hear the new music this summer.