ABC/Randy HolmesLinkin Park‘s poppy new album One More Light has been polarizing for fans, but that didn’t stop the record from debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. Speaking with Billboard, guitarist Brad Delson says the band is “super grateful” for the album’s success.
“Obviously, there are always risks involved, so for us, the reward is the music itself, for sure,” Delson says. “To have our sixth [studio] album hit No. 1, it’s really, really humbling, and we’re just super grateful for everyone who collaborated with us on this project, to our team and to our fans here in the States and really around the world, ’cause the album had a huge debut globally.”
Linkin Park previously scored number one albums with 2003’s Meteora, 2007’s Minutes to Midnight, 2010’s A Thousand Suns and 2012’s Living Things, as well as their 2004 collaborative EP with Jay Z, Collision Course.
Now that One More Light is out, Delson and Linkin Park are looking forward to bringing the new songs to the live stage when they kick off their North American tour in July.
“These [new] songs are very versatile,” Delson says. “They’re natural to play, and they fit in with the other songs as well.”
Monday night, Linkin Park performed their One More Light track “Invisible” on The Late Late Show.
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