We didn’t see this one coming.
Little is known yet about what to expect from the genre-mashing experiment, but the band’s Chester Bennington teased the news in an interview with BeBoxMusic.
Bennington explained that Linkin Park had approached Stormzy to set the wheels in motion. “It required us reaching out saying ‘Hey, we like Stormzy, here’s a track if you would like to participate on it, that would be awesome.’ Apparently he was like, ‘Yeah.’ That wasn’t that difficult, but we knew of Stormzy and that’s why we reached out to him,” he said.
“We like Stormzy and we think that he’s dope,” he added. “Little did we know that, he was about to take over the world.”
Last month, the grime star scored a UK number one for his acclaimed debut album Gang Signs & Prayer. The 16-track album features a secret cameo from Lily Allen, while Wretch 32, J HUS and Kehlani all make guest appearances.