|Single by Chester Bennington, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda & Alec Puro|
|from the album Mall (Music From The Motion Picture)|
|Working title||White Noise|
|Released||October 17, 2014|
|Writer(s)||Bennington Chester Charles, Farrell David Michael, Hahn Joseph, Puro Alec, Shinoda Michael Kenji|
|Label||Warner Bros., Machine Shop|
"White Noise" is the first track on the soundtrack album Mall (Music From The Motion Picture) by Chester Bennington, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda & Alec Puro. It was released as a digital single through Linkin Park's official website on October 17, 2014.
It's unknown when exactly "White Noise" was started, but the lyrics of the song can be seen during the The Hunting Party album trailer. It may have been written during the sessions for and considered for The Hunting Party.
The band worked on the soundtrack for Joe's film Mall with Alec Puro from 2012 to 2013. Mike Shinoda started to mix the soundtrack for a release in October 2014 while Linkin Park was touring in Brazil, and "White Noise" was released for free download on October 17, 2014 on Linkin Park's official website.
Talking about the soundtrack, Joe Hahn said, "Yeah, there’s an original score. You can actually get a taste of it; we put out a clip of the opening credits that has a song called “White Noise,” that’s in the beginning. It’s pretty cool, it helps define that thrashy-ness of one of the characters in the film who is the catalyst of the negative things that go on. We also have a couple of other songs that speak directly to certain characters. Especially these characters that Jeff [main character] connects with on a spiritual level. Because of that we’re able to also use those songs as thematic songs during the film, to present different melodies to remind you audibly of who these people are." He further elaborated, "There's three songs on the score that fit really well with what's going on and actually brought those particular themes to life as it pertains to those characters, and they resonated so much that they became themes throughout the film. So if you notice there's...a little piano that reoccurs that sounds like a kid's piano each time you see him. With different characters there's melodies or sound designs that correspond each time those things happen."
"White Noise" is the only song on the film which didn't have its title changed for the album.
The version of "White Noise" used during the movie is a demo version of the track. It has a longer intro and a a sampled drum buildup before the song. The music used in the buildup was released as part of the track "Danny In Police Car - Mal Gears Up" on the Mall soundtrack.
|1||White Noise||Bennington Chester Charles, Farrell David Michael, Hahn Joseph, Puro Alec, Shinoda Michael Kenji||3:05|
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|White Noise||Mall (Music From The Motion Picture)||3:05||December 12, 2014|
|White Noise||White Noise||3:05||October 17, 2014||
You've been faking it all this time
- White Noise (MALL Soundtrack): LPTV
- A clip from MALL (a film by Joe Hahn) featuring the song "WHITE NOISE": LPTV
- Extended Trailer for "The Hunting Party" - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, May 14, 2014
- Mike Shinoda (@m_shinoda) on Instagram: “White Noise. @mrjoehahn #MallMovie”, October 16, 2014
- WHITE NOISE : Linkin Park, October 17, 2014
- UTG INTERVIEW: Joe Hahn Of Linkin Park On Directorial Debut ‘Mall’ | Under the Gun Review, October 22, 2014
- New Linkin Park Song “White Noise” Available As Free Download-Rock News-101 WRIF - Detroit - Everything That Rocks, October 22, 2014