Linkin Park Announces ‘Papercuts’ collection and share previously unreleased song ‘Friendly Fire’

LINKIN PARK will release a greatest-hits album, “Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)” , on April 12 via Warner. The official music video for the LP’s first single, “Friendly Fire”, a previously unreleased song recorded during the 2017 “One More Light” sessions, can be heard below.

Speaking about the track, LINKIN PARK guitarist Brad Delson said: “‘Friendly Fire’ was always one of our favorite songs from the ‘One More Light’ sessions. Something about it wasn’t quite right, so as close as it got to the finish line, we chose to set it aside for later. When we started looking for an unreleased track to include on our greatest-hits collection, I was blown away by the power of the song, the power of the storytelling, the power of the vocal, the sonic landscape and I actually thought that it was closer than maybe we had realized at the time. We got together to work on it and connect some of the missing pieces that for whatever reason hadn’t revealed themselves during the recording of ‘One More Light’.

“Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)” features 20 tracks, including hits like “In The End” and “Crawling”, as well as rarities like “QWERTY”.

“In the making of each LINKIN PARK album, I want to love and believe in each individual song completely,” LINKIN PARK‘s Mike Shinoda said. “I hope that if any one track is heard on its own in the world, it is something I can feel proud of, and something that takes root inside the listener and becomes part of the energy that connects us.”

Shinoda added: “Curating the tracks for ‘Papercuts’ was a joy. Each song in this collection is both a singular moment on our timeline and an evolving story that is as much ours as it is yours. From our first release ‘One Step Closer’ to the brand-new ‘Friendly Fire’, this tracklist spans all our chapters so far. Thank you for being a part of our journey. We hope you enjoy ‘Papercuts’.”

“Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)” track listing:

01. Crawling
02. Faint
03. Numb/Encore
04. Papercut
05. Breaking The Habit
06. In The End
07. Bleed It Out
08. Somewhere I Belong
09. Waiting For The End
10. Castle Of Glass
11. One More Light
12. Burn It Down
13. What I’ve Done
15. One Step Closer
16. New Divide
17. Leave Out All The Rest
18. Lost
19. Numb
20. Friendly Fire