Today, acclaimed singer, songwriter, and activist grandson releases a LinkinPark cover for Spotify Singles. grandson recharges the riffs of “One Step Closer” with punchy production and glitchy electronics.
This special recording marks the first time the popular Spotify Singles program has dove into the catalog to celebrate a classic album: The 20th anniversary of Linkin Park’s diamond-selling, groundbreaking debut album Hybrid Theory.
Listen to the track exclusively on Spotify here.
“I first heard ‘In The End’ when I was just a kid, illegally downloaded it off Kazaa when I was like ten and learned all of Mike’s verses,” grandson says. “Then 10 years later I played the Forum with Mike in front of thousands of people. Chester is an all-time great, and I could never try and sing like he does. We had to pitch the song down just so I could come close to hitting the notes in this song. I just wanted to try and pay homage and do this incredible song justice.”
grandson is set to release his full-length debut, Death of an Optimist, on December 4th through Fueled By Ramen. The forthcoming album includes recent singles “Identity,” “Riptide,” (co-produced by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda) and “Dirty,” which is currently climbing the Alternative Radio chart.
Read more about “Dirty” and the upcoming record via Substream: