Waiting For Tomorrow

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"Waiting For Tomorrow"
Single by Martin Garrix and Pierce Fulton
from the album Bylaw EP
Recorded 2015
Released October 19, 2018
Format Digital
Length 4:07
Time signature 4/4
Tempo 128
Key F Minor
Live debut March 18, 2016
Last played October 17, 2018
Writer(s) Mike Shinoda, Pierce Fulton, Brad Delson, Martin Garrix
Producer(s) Martin Garrix, Pierce Fulton
Label STMPD RCRDS, Epic Amsterdam

Bylaw EP track listing
  1. Breach (Walk Alone)
  2. Yottabyte
  3. Latency
  4. Access
  5. Waiting For Tomorrow

"Waiting For Tomorrow" is a single by Martin Garrix and Pierce Fulton featuring Mike Shinoda. The song is the fifth track on Martin Garrix' Bylaw EP.


On November 5, 2015, Mike Shinoda posted a picture of himself and Dutch electronic artist Martin Garrix on Instagram.[1] This was followed by Martin posting a second picture with Mike with the caption "Another day in the lab".[2] During Episode 6 of LPAssociation's podcast, Mike said the pictures with Martin Garrix was nothing more than meeting with him and throwing out ideas.[3]

On March 18, 2016, Martin Garrix headlined the first night of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida, where he debuted a song called "Waiting For Tomorrow" featuring vocals by Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington.[4] In this live version by Martin Garrix in 2016, Chester doubles Mike's vocals in the lead up vocals to the chorus and has backing vocals in the chorus as well. This is the only version of the song that Chester appears in as his vocals were subsequently removed from other versions.

American DJ Pierce Fulton, who also contributed to the song, performed a different version of "Waiting For Tomorrow" during his March 24, 2016 set for Glow Radio.[5]

On April 15, 2016, a 3-minute edit of the Pierce Fulton live version was shared on SoundCloud as being an studio version of the song. The fact that it was immediately taken down contributed to the belief it was a leak.[6] Artwork for the song was supposedly unveiled on April 17, 2016,[7] but it turned out to be fan made as well.

Martin Garrix's debut studio album was set to be released in 2016[8] and would feature other artists that included Ed Sheeran, Bebe Rexha and Third Party. In an interview he gave in early April, he said the album wasn't ready yet: "I have no name for the album yet, [though] I have been thinking about different options. However, I’m still in the process of making you songs. I think I have between 25 to 30 songs right now and then we’re going to pick the 13 best ones."[9] Through Twitter, Garrix said "Waiting For Tomorrow" "will probably just be on the album"[10] and the album would be released at "probably end of the year."[11]

Martin Garrix went live on Instagram in January 2017 to celebrate the official release of "Scared To Be Lonely" and teased "Waiting For Tomorrow", saying it would be released soon.[12] He went live again in June to announce the release of his single "We Did It" and mentioned "Waiting For Tomorrow" would be released soon through his own label, STMPD RCRDS.[13] That same month, he talked to 103.5 Kiss FM about how much music he had coming out and mentioned the track once again.[14] In October, he gave another update on the song saying "...due to the situation with Chester, I don't see it releasing anytime soon."[15]

During a Q&A session for the What We Started documentary film in April 2018, he gave another update on the status of the song, saying it was on indefinite hold. "Waiting For Tomorrow was together with Linkin Park and because of Chester's passing it's little bit hard to release the song. I don't know if we're ever gonna release it. I hope so, maybe one day. But not soon I think. We are working on it but I don't know yet. There's a lot of new unreleased music which I'm gonna release very soon."[16]

A new version of "Waiting For Tomorrow" was debuted by Martin Garrix on October 2, 2018 at the Vision & Colour Festival in Wuhan, China. On October 13, information regarding an EP containing the song was leaked and later confirmed by Garrix.[17] The EP, titled Bylaw, was released on October 19.

Mike Shinoda said, "A few years ago, I started a song with Martin Garrix, who came to the studio in LA while we were recording One More Light. In the following weeks, he was in preparations to headline Ultra Festival for the first time, and we agreed he should play the unfinished version of the song as a surprise. But afterwards, as the year unfolded, life took us in other directions, and the track remained unfinished...until now. In response to fan requests, we’re proud to announce that “Waiting For Tomorrow” is now available online everywhere. Shout out to Pierce Fulton and Brad Delson for their participation on this special track."[18] Linkin Park posted a video of the sessions just after the song was released, saying, "While in the studio for One More Light we had the opportunity to work with so many talented writers. One of those talents was Martin Garrix. Together, we created “Waiting For Tomorrow.” Here is a closer look at that first writing session." In the video, Joe Hahn can be seen as well, but there are no shots of Chester.[19]


Digital Single

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Waiting For Tomorrow Shinoda Kenji Michael, Fulton Pierce, Delson Phillip Bradford, Garritsen Martijn 4:07

Beatport Single

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Waiting For Tomorrow (Extended Mix) Shinoda, Fulton, Delson, Garritsen 5:22

Music Video

Lyric Video

Despite Martin Garrix leaving Spinnin' Records in late 2015 due to disagreements over ownership rights of his music,[20] a lyric video for the Pierce Fulton live version of "Waiting For Tomorrow" was uploaded to the Spinnin' Talent Pool YouTube channel on September 23, 2016 featuring footage of Garrix on tour. The video has since been removed.

Music Video

The official music video for "Waiting For Tomorrow" was released on October 19, 2018 on Martin Garrix' official YouTube channel.


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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Waiting For Tomorrow Bylaw EP

Waiting For Tomorrow

Kontor Top Of The Clubs 2019.01

Kontor Festival Sounds 2019.01: The Beginning

The Martin Garrix Experience

4:07 2015 October 19, 2018
Waiting For Tomorrow (Extended Mix) Waiting For Tomorrow 5:22 2015 October 19, 2018
  • Extended intro.
  • Extended outro.



  • Pierce Fulton
  • Martin Garrix


  • Mike Shinoda
  • Pierce Fulton
  • Brad Delson
  • Martijn Garritsen


  • Martijn Garritsen
  • Pierce Fulton
  • Mike Shinoda
  • Brad Delson

Associated Performer

  • Mike Shinoda
  • Pierce Fulton
  • Martin Garrix

Featured Artist

  • Mike Shinoda

Main Artist

  • Pierce Fulton
  • Martin Garrix



External Links


  1. Mike Shinoda on Instagram: “...”, November 05, 2015
  2. Martin Garrix on Instagram: “Another day in the lab”, November 05, 2015
  3. LPA Podcast Episode 6: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, December 08, 2015
  4. Martin Garrix x Mike Shinoda - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, March 19, 2016
  5. Pierce Fulton - Live from Soundcheck - 3.24.16, May 2, 2016
  6. Waiting For Tomorrow [Studio Version - Newswire - Linkin Park Live], April 15, 2016
  7. Ultimate Music | Martin Garrix & Pierce Fulton “Waiting For Tomorrow” (featuring Mike Shinoda) [Single Premiere], April 17, 2016
  8. Twitter Video no Twitter: "What are some of our favorite @video creators looking forward to this year? Our #FFWD2016 series launches Monday! https://t.co/xo5gFrriPs" ., February 20, 2016
  9. Talking New Album, New Label, & New Alias with Martin Garrix [Interview | Your EDM], April 5, 2016
  10. MARTIN GARRIX on Twitter: "@Horizons_LP nope.. it got leaked.. will probably just be on the album" ., April 30, 2016
  11. MARTIN GARRIX on Twitter: "@DellaRegis probably end of the year, depends on the label/how many singles we release before the album comes. dropping a new song in 9 days" .
  12. Martin Garrix Fanpage (@worldofmartingarrix) on Instagram: “#InstaLive!!! (Part 2) To celebrate the Official Release of #ScaredToBeLonely Martin Garrix did his…”, January 27, 2017
  13. ᴍᴀʀᴛɪɴ ɢᴀʀʀɪx ғᴀɴᴘᴀɢᴇ 🇮🇳 (@garrixrocks) on Instagram: “View this video when martijn was live he said waiting for tomorrow will be soon released via stmpd…”, June 13, 2017
  14. Martin Garrix Provides Update On Collaboration With Linkin Park, "Waiting For Tomorrow" | Your EDM, June 14, 2017
  15. Martin Garrix rules out release of his Linkin Park collaboration | T.H.E - Music Essentials, October 18, 2017
  16. Martin Garrix Speaks On Linkin Park Collaboration And New Music Releasing Soon, April 07, 2018
  17. Martin Garrix Confirms Leaked Plus EP Tracklist [DETAILS | Your EDM], October 14, 2018
  18. Mike Shinoda on Instagram: “A few years ago, I started a song with Martin Garrix, who came to the studio in LA while we were recording One More Light. In the following…”, October 19, 2018
  19. [0=AZUyvC3ERwgWrxaERJpXNwGULQEaGjPShJn6q4BpLUwLrTICaNWMKkOO40a93uepBd7397ioZL3_VU8HP20cjr1oKzZVXC4kh48CrgGiPu0E2FV1kg9PsKA3wpR648n9zxMCTSD-3LgQRGh44B0btIT4 Facebook: Linkin Park - ""Waiting For Tomorrow" Writing Session"], November 5, 2018
  20. Martin Garrix Leaves Spinnin' Records and MusicAllStars Management | Billboard, August 27, 2015