Mike Shinoda's mystery project has been revealed! The "Crossing A Line" singer dropped a new music video featuring K. Flay on Friday, ending weeks of speculation as to what he'd been teasing. Watch the "Make It Up As I Go" video now by playing the video above, then get your tickets to see Mike Shinoda live on tour through AXS.
The animated video features K. Flay as she and Shinoda perform the song against a background that resembles torn pieces of paper, put back together again. Occasional black and white shots are interspersed throughout the video, which stars actors Lucas Amador and Concha Nunez as an unnamed couple who struggle to connect with each other. The video is directed by Antoni Sendra and animated by Sendra with Luis Llacer.
Shinoda and K. Flay performed "Make It Up As I Go" for Shinoda's album Post-Traumatic, and also co-wrote the song with Shinoda's Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson. It was released on Aug. 28 as the second single from the record, after the album had already reached number one on Billboard's Top Rock Albums Chart. Now the single has a video that matches it perfectly and should be equally successful.
The video's release had one of the most interesting promotional campaigns in music history. Shinoda had gotten fans to send their addresses to him on Twitter, and then sent 50 fans pieces of paper that had to be put together in order to reveal the video announcement. Fans had been assembling pieces since Sept. 8, using social media platform Reddit, and now they know what the puzzle was referring to.
Fans can see Mike Shinoda live this fall as he headlines the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Tickets to the Nov. 8 tour stop at The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah are on sale now through the AXS event page. Tickets are $39.50 and for more upcoming events at The Depot, visit the AXS event page.
Below are all of Mike Shinoda's fall 2019 tour dates, with more information available here:
Oct. 10 - Montreal, QC, Canada - Mtelus
Oct. 11 - Toronto, ON, Canada - Rebel
Oct. 13 - New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Oct. 15 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
Oct. 17 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Oct. 19 - Tampa, FL - Ritz Ybor
Oct. 20 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Oct. 21 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Oct. 23 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Oct. 25 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Oct. 27 - Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 28 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Oct. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Nov. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
Nov. 03 - San Diego, CA - Dia De Los Deftones
Nov. 05 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Nov. 06 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
Nov. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot (Tickets)
Nov. 09 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 11 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov. 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Nov. 14 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Nov. 16 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
Nov. 17 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
For more on Mike Shinoda, visit his artist page at AXS.