The music video for Linkin Park’s ‘Iridescent’ was released today via the band’s Youtube page. The video features some new footage from Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Those of you who are fans of the band know what the song is all about. But for those of you who have yet to hear it, you may be surprised.
I’ve never been a hardcore Linkin Park fan, that is after their sound changed. I the era of ‘In the End’ , ‘Numb’ and ‘Breaking the Habit’. ‘Iridescent’ is a bit different than the other two songs featured in Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. ‘What I’ve Done’ had amazing beats and screamed Transformers! The second song, ‘New Divide’ went even further on what the band had established in ‘What I’ve Done’, but was a lot more mellow. Both are great songs.
If you’re expecting the same sound you received in ’What I’ve Done’ and ‘New Divide’, you’ll be disappointed. ‘Iridescent’ is not as melodically driven and instead makes you focus on the lyrics rather than the energizing electric guitar. There’s nothing wrong with that by any means. If fact, I love it when an artist changes up the sound. Is it a dangerous move? Sure. There are thousands of people who loved what they were first introduced to, but a band must change as time goes on.
I think Michael Bay enjoyed ‘Iridescent’ because of the message. We all know Bay wants to deliver a different Transformers film. He’s admitted to his mistakes in the first two. Maybe Bay even wanted a different sound for the film and ‘Iridescent’ accomplished what he envisioned. But we’ll have to wait and see how it all weaves together.
Directed by Michael Bay, Transformers: Dark of the Moon stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, and John Turturro.
NOTE: The film’s release date has been moved up from July 1st to June 29th. Everyone mark your memory calendars.