Grey Daze, the very first band of Chester Bennington before he became a music icon with the Linkin Park, have released a song written by the late rockstar.
Titled “Sometimes,” the song, which was composed by Chester in 1994, conveys a message of hope during these unexpected times.
“Sometimes” is Grey Daze’s third single from their forthcoming album ‘Amends’ slated for release on June 26.
“Chester was already a masterful lyricist at the age of 18, when he wrote this song (which was initially recorded when he was 21),” Sean Dowdell, Grey Daze co-founder and drummer, explained.
“I’ve said this in prior interviews but this is one of those songs that when I hear it now, I recognize the pain Chester was living with even more acutely now that I’m an adult. As so many of Chester’s lyrics do, this message in this song, that bad things happen and there things will get better, resonates in an entirely different way with the current crisis we are all living through, and brings a message of hope,” he continued.
‘Amends’ was originally slated for an April 10 release but due to the rapidly shifting situation with COVID-19, the band and their record label announced that the 11-track album would move to later release date.
The album, which was created to honor both the legacy of Bennington and to see one of his final dreams, the reunion and re-recording of the band’s long out-of-print and largely undiscovered catalog, to completion. With an abundance of concern for those that need to spend time with their loved ones over the coming weeks due to COVID-19, the band and label came to the difficult decision to postpone the album’s release.
It is the fulfillment of a planned Grey Daze reunion that Chester had announced prior to his untimely passing. The remaining band members — Dowdell, bassist Mace Beyers and guitarist Cristin Davis — along with Chester’s widow, Talinda Bennington, and his parents, made it their mission to see the project through with assistance from Tom Whalley, the founder of Loma Vista Recordings and former Warner Bros.
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