Everything Is Nothing

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"Everything Is Nothing"
Single by Justus Bennetts
Recorded 2022
Released December 2, 2022
Format Digital
Length 2:01
Writer(s) Justus Bennetts, Mike Shinoda, Pat Linehan, Remy Gautreau
Producer(s) Mike Shinoda, Pat Linehan, Remy Gautreau
Label Sounds Good/Capitol Records, UMG Recordings, Inc.

"Everything Is Nothing" is a non-album single by Justus Bennetts written in collaboration with Pat Linehan, Remy Gautreau and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, who also produced the song.

Background

On March 15, 2022, Justus Bennetts, a singer/rapper from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina known for his blend of hip-hop and punk-influenced pop, posted on Instagram a teaser of an unreleased song titled "Everything Is Nothing" - asking his followers "should i put this one out??"[1] Mike Shinoda shared the video on his own stories saying "go tell @justusbennetts he needs to release this song we wrote together."[2] Mike helped write and produce the song.[3] It was released on December 2nd. Justus said, "EVERYTHING IS NOTHING OUT NOW EVERYWHERE 💜‼️ if you told 14 year old me that i’d be working on music with one of the guys that made some of my favorite music growing up i’d honestly telll you to fuck off. i brought @m_shinoda into a sesh with my good friends @isthatremy and @patlinehan and it’s no surprise we came out with one of my favorite records to date, this one is such a blast to perform and i’m so glad you all are finally able to hear it :) NOTHNG MATTERS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"[4] As for the meaning of the song, he explained, "2 years ago i dropped out off community college i had no idea what i wanted to do with my life i bounced around from job to job till i finally lost it i discovered that there's nothing in this world that truly matters more than your own sanity and i bottled up that feeling and put a little bit into this song you're listening too"[5]

A second collaboration between Justus Bennetts and Mike Shinoda titled "Choosing Violence" has been registered on BMI and remains unreleased. The song was written in collaboration with Boon and songwriter Jesse Fink, who also co-wrote Renforshort's "I Drive Me Mad".[6][7] In November 2021, Boon had shared a short video from the vocal booth in Mike's studio. Bennetts was seen beside him in the video.[8]

Versions

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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Everything Is Nothing Everything Is Nothing 2:01 2022 December 2, 2022
Everything Is Nothing Everything Is Nothing 2:01 2022 December 2, 2022
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Personnel

  • Performed by Justus Bennetts
  • Written by Justus Bennetts, Mike Shinoda, Pat Linehan, Remy Gautreau
  • Produced by Mike Shinoda, Pat Linehan, Remy Gautreau

Lyrics

Gallery

External Links

  • Everything Is Nothing (Lyric Video): YouTube

References

  1. Justus Bennetts on Instagram: "should i put this one out?? #carsong #unreleased #everythingisnothing", March 15, 2022
  2. Mike Shinoda x Justus Bennetts - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, March 16, 2022
  3. Mike Shinoda on Twitter: "NEW MUSIC: Thrilled to have helped write & produce “Everything Is Nothing” by Justus Bennetts 🔥 Add it to your playlists and make a TikTok and Reel and YT short and text friends about it and put it on Tumblr and fax the office a copy https://t.co/4Bb1plRx5G" / Twitter, December 02, 2022
  4. Justus Bennetts on Instagram: "EVERYTHING IS NOTHING OUT NOW EVERYWHERE 💜‼️ if you told 14 year old me that i’d be working on music with one of the guys that made some of my favorite music growing up i’d honestly telll you to fuck off. i brought @m_shinoda into a sesh with my good friends @isthatremy and @patlinehan and it’s no surprise we came out with one of my favorite records to date, this one is such a blast to perform and i’m so glad you all are finally able to hear it :) NOTHNG MATTERS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO", December 02, 2022
  5. Justus Bennetts on Instagram: "friendly reminder that nothing matters :) #tomorrow", December 01, 2022
  6. Go To Waste - Greg & Brad Delson (And Some More Interesting BMI Entries) - Got News? - Linkin Park Live, August 20, 2022
  7. Jesse Fink on Instagram: "sooooo pumped for this song to be out in the world. had the pleasure of writing it in Toronto last summer w some v talented humans @renforshort @sheispompom @jeffhazin1. i’ve been bumping it ever since and now u can too!!!! link in bio 😈", February 27, 2020
  8. a.🍍 | fan account on Twitter: "November 2021, young artist Boon (booneason on IG) shared a short video from vocal booth in Mike's studio. Check out Boon's music here, it's pretty cool🎶 https://t.co/5Rc6200ARO https://t.co/WBIRyuJJud" / Twitter, July 01, 2022