Return Of The Aliens

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"Return Of The Aliens"
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Song by Mike Shinoda
Recorded May 25, 2021
Released September 28, 2021
Format Digital
Length 3:13
Writer Mike Shinoda
Producer Mike Shinoda

"Return Of The Aliens" is an instrumental song by Mike Shinoda created live on Twitch on May 25, 2021. It was later released on Hic Et Nunc (HEN), an NFT marketplace based on the Tezos platform.

Background

After the release of the three volumes of Dropped Frames, Mike confirmed many times that he didn't have the intention of releasing a fourth volume. Back on October 2020 he said: "You know, I have to imagine there will be a way to release them and I don't know what that's going to be. My thing was like, the ones that I really really liked, that I made, I put them on the 'Dropped Frames' ones. And I've made some since then that I got like 'I really like that one'. But there's also a lot that I think are fine, they're ok, but I wouldn't want them sitting and taking up space on my Spotify page... almost like just clutter. And I want you guys to have them or have access to. I just haven't figured out the right way to do it."[1]

"Return Of The Aliens" was created on Twitch on May 25, 2021. Introducing the stream, he said he made his studio dark for the day and that it felt like an alien day, so he wanted to find alien sounds. The title of the stream was "Where have the aliens been", but in the stream Mike saved the song when he started to make it as "Return Of The Aliens."[2]

Release

The song is an accompaniment to Mike's reinterpretation of the Omnimorphs NFT collectible project that he called "Memento Morphi." On September 28, 2021, Mike drew the Omnimorph on his Twitch stream for the release. The actual reason that this specific piece of music was released is due to total luck as it appeared on Mike's playlist while he was drawing. When drawing it, Mike said, "This music goes well with it. Dude, you want me to attach this track to the art on the NFT? The track's about to get good right here. Idea! Alright guys, interesting twist, so 5-25-21." Later in the stream he added, "Return of the Aliens, I don't know, when I heard it, I was like, "This sounds like this creature." 5-25, so Hen will let me put up a song with artwork even though it's artwork with a song."[3]

Mike's description on the release page says, "Memento Morphi. Omnimorph remix. Music created live on twitch.tv/officialmikeshinoda 5.25.21. Original art: Omnimorphs.com Shinoda NFT terms can be found here: https://www.mikeshinoda.com/NFTTerms"[4]

Versions

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

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Return Of The Aliens 3:13 May 25, 2021 September 28, 2021
  • Created live on Twitch on May 25, 2021.

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