Co-frontman Mike Shinoda told Radio.com
: "The reason we went with this single first is that we think it's a good look into the DNA of the record that we're putting out this summer."
"A few months ago I was making some demos and writing this stuff and it sounded like something that you could play on the radio," he continued. "I listen to a lot of indie music… and I was listening to the demos and thought, I don't want to make any of that music. What is it that's not out there right now that I'm all about, that I'm fired up about that is a void? It ended up being this new material."