Battle Symphony

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"Battle Symphony"
One More Light.jpg
Song by Linkin Park from the album One More Light
Working title Battle Symphony
Recorded 2016
Released March 17, 2017
Length 3:36
Time signature 4/4
Tempo 149
Key Bb Major
Live debut March 27, 2017 (Stripped Down)
May 6, 2017 (Full Band)
Last played April 3, 2017 (Stripped Down)
October 27, 2017 (Full Band)
Writer Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Jon Green
Producer Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Andrew Bolooki
Label Warner Bros. Records

One More Light track listing
  1. Nobody Can Save Me
  2. Good Goodbye
  3. Talking To Myself
  4. Battle Symphony
  5. Invisible
  6. Heavy
  7. Sorry For Now
  8. Halfway Right
  9. One More Light
  10. Sharp Edges

"Battle Symphony" is the fourth track on One More Light. It was leaked on March 13, 2017, four days before its official release for fans who pre-ordered the album. The lyrics were premiered on March 14 through Genius. The song was written by Mike, Brad, and Jon Green,[1] who also helped writing the album opener, "Nobody Can Save Me".

Background

The title "Battle Symphony" was first seen in a picture posted on Joe Hahn's Instagram story on September 6, 2016 of Brad playing acoustic guitar with the band's song board behind him.[2] The song is about things falling apart and putting it back together.[3]

On Instagram, Jon Green wrote, "Still assuming they meant to hit up the other Jon Green, who by the way is total quality. Total honour to have a couple of tunes on this record & to have got in the room with such a genuine & brilliant bunch of guys. Congrats @linkinpark all their team and all involved."[4]

Lyric Video

On January 12, Melissa Fox, a photographer from Moscow, Russia who was temporarily working in Los Angeles, ran into Linkin Park and confirmed that they were shooting a music video at the 4th Street Bridge.[5] BMX rider Alfredo Mancuso also ran into the band that same day and borrowed his drone to the band so they could shoot some footage with it.[6]

The "Battle Symphony" lyric video was released on March 17, 2017 (along with the official release of the song) and is a compilation of a lot of things, including the drone footage. It was directed by Rafael Pérez C. (also known as Rafatoon), a Filmmaker / Motion Graphic Artist from Bogota, Colombia who works for the production company Dreambear.[7] On Instagram, he said the video was his acting debut[8] and expressed his happiness for working on a video for such an emotional song for a band he enjoyed since he was a kid.[9]

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Studio

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Battle Symphony One More Light 3:36 2016 March 17, 2017
Battle Symphony (Instrumental) Battle Symphony (Radio Promo)

One More Light Instrumentals

3:36 2016 March 2017
  • Official instrumental version.
  • Contains pitch-shifted vocals.

Live

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Battle Symphony One More Light Live 3:45 July 6, 2017 December 15, 2017

Live

Mike and Chester debuted "Battle Symphony" in the form of a piano version at their promo appearance in Paris, France in March 2017. The full band version of the song debuted at the first show of the One More Light World Tour in Buenos Aires, following "Lost In The Echo". The song was frequently plagued with technical difficulties, with the intro frequently being messed up. Starting with the band's stop in Berlin, "Battle Symphony" was rotated with "Nobody Can Save Me" when the full version of the setlist was played. It was dropped from the festival sets on the One More Light European Tour. Jon Green came out for the song at the memorial show for Chester Bennington, playing guitar and singing lead vocals. At this show, the intro was restarted after Joe messed it up, with Mike claiming "Chester would not have this shit".

Variations

Last Updated: March 30, 2017

Type Description First Played Last Played
Alternative Piano Version (Piano/Vocals Only) March 27, 2017 March 27, 2017

Live Guests

  • Jon Green (The Bonfires)

Personnel

Linkin Park

  • Chester Bennington - Vocals
  • Rob Bourdon - Drums
  • Brad Delson - Guitar
  • Joseph Hahn - Programming
  • Phoenix - Bass
  • Mike Shinoda - Keyboards, Programming, Vocals

Production

  • Written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson and Jon Green
  • Produced by Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
  • Vocal production by Andrew Bolooki
  • Music performed by Linkin Park
  • Vocals by Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
  • Chester's vocals recorded at The Pool Recording Studio, London, UK
  • Mike's vocals recorded at The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, CA
  • Music recorded at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA and Sphere Studios, North Hollywood, CA
  • Engineered by Ethan Mates, Mike Shinoda and Josh Newell
  • Assistant engineer: Alejandro Baima
  • Studio B assistant engineer: Warren Willis
  • Studio drum tech: Jerry Johnson
  • Mixed by Manny Marooquin at Larrabee Studios, North Hollywood, CA
  • Mix engineer: Chris Galland assisted by Jeff Jackson and Robin Florent

Lyrics

Gallery

In Other Media

  • "Battle Symphony" is featured in the 2017 videogame Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.

External Links

Music Videos

Facebook

Other

References

  1. Linkin Park Premieres The Lyrics To New Song "Battle Symphony" | Genius, March 14, 2017
  2. LP7 New Album Updates - Page 7 - Everything Linkin Park - Linkin Park Live - Page 7, September 07, 2016
  3. LPAssociation on Twitter: ".@ChesterBe "Battle Symphony is about things falling apart and putting it back together, so we did that for the song too" 😂 https://t.co/9rWBT8hVCa" ., April 03, 2017
  4. Jon Green (@thebonfires) on Instagram: “Still assuming they meant to hit up the other Jon Green, who by the way is total quality. Total…”, May 19, 2017
  5. Melissa_Fox on Instagram: "Guess who? @linkinpark began making a new music video 🙌🏻 #USA #LosAngeles #linkinpark", January 12, 2017
  6. WE'RE GOING TO BE FAMOUS! - YouTube, January 13, 2017
  7. RAFATOON — Dreambear
  8. Rafael Perez (@rafatoon) on Instagram: “Mi debut actoral 🤘🏾. @linkinpark - Battle Symphony directed by @rafatoon #linkinpark #lyrics #video…”, March 19, 2017
  9. Rafael Perez (@rafatoon) no Instagram: “Disfrutar del trabajo, soñar y vivir para eso. Hoy les presento un video que me hace feliz, por la…”, March 17, 2017
  10. Linkin Park - Battle Symphony (Official Lyric Video) on Vimeo, March 19, 2017