Linkin Park’s switch from nu-metal troubadours to pop crossover successes appears to have fully happened. “Heavy,” the first single from their forthcoming seventh album, One More Light, debuted on Mediabase’s Top 40 chart at 27, and band appeared last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden to play the song. Joined by Kiiara, the electronic ballad focused on her and Chester Bennington, with the rest of the band in the background, existing mainly as silhouettes. If you were expecting that the song might sound different live, you’ll likely be disappointed.
One More Night will be released on May 19th on Warner Bros. It can be preordered here.