Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda will release his new music project ZIGGURATS in early December.
The solo music/NFT art hybrid project is expected to be released on streaming services and the Tezos blockchain.
Shinoda teased a 12-second preview of ZIGGURATS on social media.
New music: #ZIGGURATS coming December 3 pic.twitter.com/rBESnl86sg
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) November 20, 2021
Lplive.net recounted details of Shinoda’s announcement of the project via Discord.
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“I’ve been off Twitch and social media a little bit here and there because I have a couple little projects I’ve been trying to spend more time on,” Shinoda says. “The primary one is a music + NFT idea, and it’s coming out great.”
For those of you who are mainly interested in hearing the new music, Shinoda ensured fans can still listen to ZIGGURATS.
“If you’re not into NFTs, you’ll still be able to check it out for free,” Shinoda says. “I hope you enjoy it. If you want to buy one, it’ll be on Tezos.”
As for the exact format of ZIGGURATS, Shinoda gave his description of his “generative mixtape.”
“I’ve described it to some people as a ‘song that’s not a song,’” Shinoda says. “But it’s also an EP that’s not an EP, an NFT that’s not an NFT and an art project that’s more than just a picture.”
ZIGGURATS will be available for streaming Dec. 3, with NFTs minting Dec. 2.