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  • Writer's pictureZim Ahmadi

[NEW RELEASE] 'Grey Daze' Offers Tribute to Mental Health Awareness & Chester Bennington


Chester Bennington's pre-Linkin Park band, Grey Daze, has released "Sometimes" - a song written in 1994, but recently re-recorded for their upcoming album, 'Amends'.

Featuring the words of the late Chester Bennington himself, who passed away in 2017, the song contains lines of hope ("Sometimes, things just seem to fall apart, when you least expect them to"..."maybe things will look better, maybe things will look brighter").

The music video for the single creatively uses the lyrics sung by Chester as message notifications on a screen-recording phone. With images depicting the hard times humanity is going through now, it is juxtaposed not just with lyrics of hope, but also pictures of heroes and kind gestures fighting against this tide.

It is surreal to hear Chester's voice again, but also surely heart-rending and uplifting at the same time for his fans.

Album artwork for 'Sometimes'

In a press statement, Sean Dowdell, co-founder and drummer of Grey Daze said about Chester Bennington: “Chester was already a masterful lyricist at the age of 18, when he wrote this song (which was initially recorded when he was 21)"

"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.”

'Amends' online listening party will happen on 10 April

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Sep 19, 2022

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