Can't Hear You Now
|"Can't Hear You Now"|
|Song by Mike Shinoda from the album Post Traumatic|
|Released||June 15, 2018|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records|
"Can't Hear You Now" is the sixteenth and final track off of Mike Shinoda's debut solo album, Post Traumatic.
When talking to iHeartRadio in 2018, Mike was asked about "Can't Hear You Now." The interviewer said, "But it's funny to me as a listener how conflicting some of the emotions on this record are. There are moments of real rising above. I think of "Can't Hear You Now," which is almost like a battle rap. "If you're a hater, I can't hear you now," because that's really one way of looking at that song or hearing that song." Mike replied, "Really, I think that was the intention of the song for sure."
The interviewer continued, "And yet I hear it now and I come to that line "woke up knowing I don't have to be numb again," and maybe that's a reference back to this other thing I've been thinking about on this record." Mike answered, "Yeah. Well, the reality of the record and of going through something like this is that, most of us know, it's messy and the references are going to blend in to one another, and even I listen to it and I go, "Oh, yeah. I was definitely thinking about A, but subconsciously there's a little bit of B in there.""
Mike released the official video for "Can't Hear You Now" on December 7th, 2018. He teased the video on December 6th.
The video was directed by Tim Mattia and features Mike singing along to the song against a white background.
On December 8th, 2018, LPLive tweeted, "Is the "Can't Hear You Now" video out of sync for anyone? Seems like a half second or second difference between the video and the audio. Enough to be really recognizable."
In response, Adam Ruehmer addressed it on the 8th and said, "Thank you for the heads up. Will get this fixed." and "Man, so weird so many people are noticing this. I don't really notice it at all. I'm like frantically checking all of my files to make sure I uploaded the right one and I did and I'm just not really seeing it but so many of you are I'll see what can be done!" Fans pointed out the glitch was at 1:33-1:34.
On December 18th, 2018, a fixed version of the video was uploaded to Mike's YouTube account and replaced the previous version.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Can't Hear You Now||Post Traumatic||3:28||2017-2018||June 15, 2018|
|Can't Hear You Now||Post Traumatic (Clean)||3:28||2017-2018||June 15, 2018||
|Can't Hear You Now||Post Traumatic - Instrumentals||3:27||2017-2018||
Though the full song has never been played live, the first verse of "Can't Hear You Now" was done acapella at his show in Padua, Italy. On December 26, 2019, Mike posted a picture on Instagram of a part of his live rig used to trigger pieces of songs, and one of the labeled buttons was for "Cant Hear You", indicating he considered playing the full song live at some point, but chose not to.
Last Updated: June 23, 2019
|Type||Description||First Played||Last Played|
|Alternative||Verse 1 Acapella||March 15, 2019||March 15, 2019|
- Written and produced by Mike Shinoda
- Vocals by Mike Shinoda
- Mixed by Serban Ghenea
- Mastered by Michelle Mancini
So you can call till your voice is running out
- Can't Hear You Now (Official Audio): YouTube
- https://player.fm/series/inside-the-studio/ep-1-mike-shinoda iHeartRadio Presents "Inside the Studio", Mike Shinoda
- https://twitter.com/mikeshinoda/status/1070747175397650433 Mike Shinoda: Twitter
- https://twitter.com/LPLive/status/1071430094202306560 LPLive: Twitter
- https://twitter.com/heydudeimadam/status/1071444315426119680 Adam Ruehmer: Twitter
- https://twitter.com/heydudeimadam/status/1071449248632193024 Adam Ruehmer: Twitter
- https://twitter.com/heydudeimadam/status/1075100141802016768 Adam Ruehmer: Twitter
- Post Traumatic Clean Version - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, October 31, 2018