Puzzle Is Solved: LINKIN PARK Unveil Album Art + Post Lyrics to First Single ‘Heavy’

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Linkin Park premiere 'Heavy', talk One More Light album

Linkin Park fans had to solve a puzzle in order to unveil the artwork for the seventh album

February 14, 2017

Have you managed to put the puzzle together piece by piece to uncover Linkin Park’s art for the upcoming seventh album? No? Well, not a problem. Today, after teasing fans with the puzzle involving their many global ambassadors, the band has finally revealed the album art for their upcoming record.

Linkin Park didn’t go the easy way: they gave their fans a puzzle tweet, which would eventually lead them to the picture of the album art, if they follow LP ambassadors for all the answers and unveil the image piece by piece.

And that’s not it! The band’s first single from the album, ‘Heavy’, will be unleashed February 16, and now we can enjoy the entire song lyrics. ‘Heavy’ will feature a female vocalist from hip-hop / electro-R&B scene, Kiara Saulters, or simply Kiiara. Linkin Park posted the lyrics on Genius but you can also check them out below.

For this upcoming record, Linkin Park were looking for a different sound, so they decided to change the writing process this time and started with writing the vocal parts, not with composing music as musicians usually do. Check out the lyrics for ‘Heavy’ below:

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I don’t like my mind right now
Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary
Wish that I could slow things down
I wanna let go but there’s comfort in the panic
And I drive myself crazy
Thinking everything’s about me
Yeah I drive myself crazy
Cause I can’t escape the gravity

I’m holding on
Why is everything so heavy
Holding on
So much more than I can carry
I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down
If I just let go, I’d be set free
Holding on
Why is everything so heavy

You say that I’m paranoid
But I’m pretty sure the world is out to get me
It’s not like I make the choice
To let my mind stay so f–king messy
I know I’m not the center of the universe
But you keep spinning round me just the same
I know I’m not the center of the universe
But you keep spinning round me just the same

I’m holding on
Why is everything so heavy
Holding on
So much more than I can carry
I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down
If I just let go, I’d be set free
Holding on
Why is everything so heavy

I know I’m not the center of the universe
But you keep spinning round me just the same
I know I’m not the center of the universe
But you keep spinning round me just the same
And I drive myself crazy
Thinking everything’s about me

I’m holding on
Why is everything so heavy
Holding on
So much more than I can carry
I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down
If I just let go, I’d be set free
Holding on
Why is everything so heavy

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The band has been keeping fans updated through the studio videos on their Youtube channel. If you’ve missed the latest video updates, check out the two bits below. While the first video sees the band discuss small changes to the lyrics in ‘Heavy’, the second one has LP chatting about inviting a female vocalist for the track.

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