Linkin Park Release 2010 Demo “Primo” To Promote New Fanclub EP
- Posted on November 14, 2013 at 7:18 PM by Derek Oswald
For every year since 2001, rock band Linkin Park have released a yearly collection of unreleased demos, unfinished songs and b-sides to members of their official fan-club The Linkin Park Underground, as part of their yearly subscription package. With 2014 coming and the fan-club going into the 13th year of it’s existence, Linkin Park have released a previously unreleased demo titled “Primo” to the public, to tease the tracks on the upcoming new EP.
Described as a 2010 long form demo of the band’s finished 2012 track “I’ll Be Gone”, this nearly 6 minute work-in-progress is a drastically different track in comparison to the final version found on LIVING THINGS. Personally I absolutely love this version of the song, and in some ways favor it to the final. One thing I always loved about the band’s 2010 masterpiece A Thousand Suns was the fact that the songs seemed to be composed in “movements” as if the album was a stage production, with each song flowing between individual movements and “acts” with ease. With LIVING THINGS, the band decided to make more of a ‘firecracker’ approach and write quicker more energetic songs; and as a result, some tracks were not as lengthy and didn’t feature the same progression as songs found on A Thousand Suns.
“Primo”[I’ll Be Gone], is how that track would’ve sounded had it been featured on A Thousand Suns. It’s an incredible display of just how much a song can change over the course of two years, and a fun look into the creative process of Linkin Park.
If this is how great the demos will be this year, fans are in for a big treat with LPU13. Bring it on Linkin Park!