Mike Shinoda joins forces with members of Stand Atlantic, Between You & Me and Polaris for a reimagined version of his latest single, ‘Already Over’.
The Linkin Park legend recorded the reimagined version of the track at Studios 301 in Sydney during a recent visit to Australia in September, alongside Stand Atlantic’s Bonnie Fraser, Polaris’ Daniel Furnari and Between You & Me’s James Karagiozis, as well as local musicians and social influencers Tash Wolf and Mitchell Black.
With Mike notably writing, recording, singing and performing every instrument on the single’s original release, the collaboration showcases a fresh interpretation of the punchy, guitar-led single.
On the collaboration, Mike has said “The idea of the Already Over Sessions is to play the song with talented ‘locals’ from different parts of the world. Every player has their own style—some DNA of their personality that comes through in their performance. Combining them in a room for a one-day session is kinda high-stakes. I’m thrilled the first session in Australia was such a success, and grateful to each of the incredible artists who joined me there.”
You can listen to the new version of the track below.
Invited to perform rhythm guitar on the track, Stand Atlantic’s Bonnie shared “When I got the call the imposter syndrome hit me so hard I almost backed out. I am so grateful and honoured to have been asked by Mike to collaborate on this project! He was an absolute sweetheart and I was pinching myself the whole time that I got to be in the same room, let alone playing the same song with a legend.”
‘Already Over’ follows on from Mike’s recent single ‘In My Head’ which he released as part of the ‘Scream VI’ soundtrack alongside Kailee Morgue.
His ‘Dropped Frames’ project during lockdown also saw him create new music on Twitch with fans providing feedback and input.
Watch our interview with Mike from back in 2020 to hear all about that creative process: