Yesterday, Linkin Park frontman and multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda took to his social media to announce the following: “Three new songs. All music + visuals by me. Tomorrow.” As promised, today, Shinoda has released his new three-song Post Traumatic EP.

The release, the first new music from Shinoda since the tragic passing of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington last July, features the songs ‘Place to Start’, ‘Over Again’ and ‘Watching as I Fall.’ In addition to streaming the new songs, Shinoda has also released three self-produced videos for each of the tracks.

Mike Shinoda

In a statement on his social media regarding the release, Shinoda addressed having to deal with the grief in the aftermath of Bennington’s passing, saying, “The past six months have been a rollercoaster. Amidst the chaos, I've started to feel an intense gratitude – for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create.”

Shinoda also clarified that the new release was all him, saying, “At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park, nor is it Fort Minor – it's just me. Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don't know where this path goes, but I'm grateful I get to share it with you.”

To listen to Mike Shinoda’s Post Traumatic EP, go here.