For the first music video from their upcoming new album The Hunting Party, Linkin Park chose to get a little deep.

The clip for “Until It’s Gone,” which premiered today (June 11) on Facebook, finds the rock six-piece at an interesting crossroads. The nu-metal genre to which the band belonged and made its lucrative living off of has dried up, rock moving in a softer direction on a mainstream level, crunching guitars even replaced by synths and acoustic or folk instrumentation at times.

The Hunting Party marks Linkin Park’s attempt to inject some edge back into rock, a manifesto exemplified by the “Until It’s Gone” video, according to the band members in an interview with Mashable.

Related: Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Wants to ‘Weed Out’ Softer Elements on New Album

“The video has an undertone of the world going to s–t,” Joe Hahn, who directed the video, said of “Until It’s Gone.” “There is a black ooze that crystallizes the world. It is an infection. This black ooze is representing other music out there. We are merely here to fill in that sliver with the music that we bring. I guess you can say that we are filling a void.”



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