Song of the week

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Linkin Park One More Light ONE week af­ter the death of Ch­ester Ben­ning­ton, Linkin Park fans are still in mourn­ing.

While on hind­sight many of the band’s older songs re­flect its front­man’s in­ner demons, it is this mourn­ful, heart­break­ing song that has come to sym­bol­ise the sor­row sur­round­ing Ben­ning­ton’s sui­cide.

The band ac­tu­ally played this song – the ti­tle track from its fi­nal al­bum – on TV show

Jimmy Kim­mel Live! in May, just a day af­ter the sui­cide of Chris Cor­nell, with whom Ben­ning­ton was great friends with.

To­wards the end of the per­for­mance, Ben­ning­ton chokes up with grief and is un­able to sing the fi­nal lines. It is a pow­er­ful, emo­tional mo­ment that has an even greater mean­ing now – Ben­ning­ton com­mited sui­cide on July 20, which was Cor­nell’s birth­day.

“Who cares if one more light goes out?” Well, we do, Ch­ester. We do. – Michael Cheang

Photo: Reuters

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