September 18, 2017
Linkin Park have unveiled the music video for ‘One More Light’, celebrating Chester Bennington’s life and spanning the band’s legacy over the years. The video, dedicated to Chester, highlights his brightest and most touching moments on and off stage. Don’t miss the new clip below.
Reportedly, ‘One More Light’ was not intended to be released as a single at first, but after Chester’s passing, fans could relate to the song like never before. Its moving lines “Who cares if one more light goes out? – Well, I do” have touched thousands of souls in the wake of the singer’s death.
“‘One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone”, says Mike Shinoda. “We now find ourselves on the receiving end. In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”
The video was directed by Linkin Park’s own Joe Hahn in collaboration with Mark Fiore. Hahn admits that making the video wasn’t an easy process. When the band films such a music video about their own band member who has just passed away, they have to go though tons of extremely emotional moments, caught on cameras, and select the most touching and moving bits for the people who connect with the band and have been supporting them all the way. “This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection,” Hahn explains.
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” says Hahn. “I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection.”
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