Sharp Edges

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"Sharp Edges"
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Song by Linkin Park from the album One More Light
Working title Sharp Edges
Recorded 2016
Released May 19, 2017
Length 2:58
Live debut June 12, 2017
Last played October 27, 2017
Writer Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Ilsey Juber
Producer Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, RAC, Emily Wright
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

"Sharp Edges" is the tenth and final track on One More Light. The song was co-written with a female songwriter, Ilsey Juber,[1] who also provided background vocals. It was Chester Bennington's favorite song on the album,[2] described by him as having a country vibe.[3] Guitarist Brad Delson says he loves the acoustic work on the song.[4]

Background

"Sharp Edges" talks about things you're told when growing up and how sometimes we have no choice but to do something you're told not to so you can have a concept of what it really means (like not touching a hot stove because it burns).[5] Brad Delson was the lead writer on the song.[6]

Live Video

A live video of "Sharp Edges" from One More Light Live was created by Mark Fiore to promote the album and released on December 14, 2017 through Linkin Park's official YouTube channel.[7] It was the live debut of the song, recorded in Berlin on June 12th.

Versions

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

Studio

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Sharp Edges One More Light 2:58 2016 May 19, 2017
Sharp Edges One More Light Instrumentals 2:57 2016
  • Official instrumental version.
  • Contains background vocals.

Live

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Sharp Edges One More Light Live 4:47 June 12, 2017 December 1, 2017

Live

On June 2, the Linkin Park Instagram account posted a picture of Chester playing guitar with the caption "Battle Symphony", but Chester corrected the caption stating "Sharp Edges".[8] The song was debuted in Berlin, where Brad, Chester, and Rob performed a stripped down version of the song to open the encore. Ilsey Juber joined the band for the song at the memorial show dedicated to Chester Bennington, with the song being transposed up from D minor to F minor.

Variations

Last Updated: July 18, 2018

Type Description First Played Last Played
Intro Guitar Intro June 12, 2017 July 6, 2017
Alternative Stripped Down June 12, 2017 July 6, 2017
Alternative 1 and a half steps higher October 27, 2017 October 27, 2017

Live Guests

Last Updated: July 18, 2018

  • Ilsey Juber

Personnel

Linkin Park

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

Additional Musicians

  • Background vocals by Ilsey Juber

Production

  • Written by Ilsey Juber, Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda
  • Produced by Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson
  • Additional production by RAC
  • Vocal production by Emily Wright
  • 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

External Links

Stream

  • Sharp Edges (Official Audio): LPTV

Music Video

  • Sharp Edges (One More Light Live): LPTV

References