‘Waiting for the End’ by Linkin Park

I never thought I’d be posting a Linkin Park video on this blog, ever. EVER. But then I saw their new video for the song Waiting for the End… and I kinda’ got chills watching it. I’ve always known they were not only talented musicians but accomplished artists as well. Both Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn went to Art Center where they actually started Link Park. Joe Hahn, who also goes by the moniker Mr. Hahn, directs a lot of Linkin Park’s music videos and he directed this one as well. He describes the video in his own words rather well:

“It was my attempt to digitally crush us to the point that you feel the soul of the music through what has become the essence of us,” he says. “We become the ghosts in the machine. Some may say that because of technology, we lose a sense of who we are. I counter that by illustrating that we can get closer to who we are if we sift through the noise. If this sounds like it’s too ‘out there,’ just ignore what I said and enjoy the pretty pictures.”

I absolutely applaude him for creating something so dynamic. There are a lot of familiar elements like Radiohead’s video for House of Cards and elements of anime pop into my mind as well. That said it still feels like an inventive and fresh video. And hey, the song isn’t too bad, either.

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October 14, 2010