The early-2000s alternative rock sensation Linkin Park has just premiered its new music video for ‘Lost,’ a formerly unreleased track from deep within the band’s archives. The Linkin Park new song 2023 version has been helped out by artificial intelligence (AI) and it is getting attention, long after the death of lead singer Chester Bennington.
Prominent Web3 artists Emily Yang (also known as ‘pplpleasr‘) and Maciej Kuciara teamed up with the AI startup Kaiber to animate a breathtaking new AI-generated music video for Linkin Park’s previously unreleased Meteora-era banger.
Using an AI-powered graphics engine, Kaiber allows users to create new video based on a prompt that describes their ideal version of a potential video, followed by a number of different style options for users to select from.
The accompanying video for ‘Lost’ features a character called ‘Mirai’, the female lead of Shibuya’s new animated Web3 film series, White Rabbit. Pplpleasr says that the White Rabbit series combines her zeal for anime, Black Mirror, Love Death + Robots and Web3 into an engaging, community-driven video series.
Shibuya have chosen to produce White Rabbit in a way where its free for anyone to watch, however fans can purchase NFT passes that allow them to vote on the film’s overall narrative structure and eventual outcome.
Linkin Park: The 20th anniversary of Meteora
‘Lost’ was recorded during the production of Linkin Park’s breakout 2003 album, Meteora, which has now sold 16 million copies worldwide. The song and its accompanying music video were released in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the album.
Lost is from the band’s recently-announced 20th anniversary re-release of Meteora, scheduled for release on April 7. The new anniversary edition box set is as a ‘super deluxe’ edition of the album, featuring live material, previously unheard demos and other exclusive content.
The bands’ leader singer Mike Shinoda said in a Twitch livestream that uncovering ‘Lost’ in their archives “was like finding a favourite photo you had forgotten you’d taken, like it was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself.”
Shinoda says that fans should expect to be “floored when they hear and see all the incredible unreleased songs and video footage.”
Linkin Park have been on hiatus since 2017 following the tragic death of Chester Bennington, who took his own life after a life-long battle with depression and substance abuse.