|Song by Chris Kelly from the album New Beginnings|
|Recorded||January 14, 2021|
|Released||November 2020 (Original song), February 26, 2021 (Mike's version)|
"Bittersweet" is a song by Chris Kelly that was produced by Mike Shinoda as a part of his ShinodaProduceMe initiative. Chris Kelly is one half of the pop duo Velavox from Vancouver, BC.
Chris Kelly was the lead singer for the Montreal-based Linkin Park tribute band Projekt Revolution from its conception in 2016 until September 2017, when he moved to Vancouver. There, he started the pop duo Kelly & Gibson (now Velavox) with Nicole Gibson. Thanks to their performance of "Crossing A Line", they were able to meet Mike Shinoda when he did a reaction video of the cover for MTV TRL in 2018 as part of their Critique My Cover series.
The original version of "Bittersweet" was released in November 2020 as part of Kelly's New Beginnings solo EP. On January 13, 2021, he announced the song had been picked by Mike Shinoda to kick off the ShinodaProduceMe initiative. The track was produced the following day live on Twitch by Shinoda.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Bittersweet||Bittersweet||2:58||January 14, 2021||February 26, 2021||
|Bittersweet||New Beginnings||November 2020||
- Chris Kelly Music - Projects
- Linkin Park Montreal tribute | Facebook, March 12, 2018
- Mike Shinoda Reacts To A Cover Of His Song ‘Crossing A Line’ 🎶 | Critique My Cover | TRL - YouTube, July 18, 2018
- New Beginnings by Chris Kelly
- C H R I S K E L L Y on Instagram: “😱 @m_shinoda is producing my song Bittersweet TOMORROW live on his Twitch!! Seriously a dream come true, be sure to tune in!!!”, January 13, 2021