Watch Mike Shinoda’s new video for Happy Endings featuring iann dior and UPSAHL

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Following the release of new single Happy Endings last month, Mike Shinoda, iann dior and UPSAHL have shared a colourful and kaleidoscopic official video for the track.

The promo was directed by PIX3LFACE who has also worked with the likes of A$AP Rocky, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Saint JHN, with the artists filming in sunny downtown Los Angeles. Additionally, Mike himself hand-drew some of the animation himself, which makes it all the more awesome.

Read this: Why Mike Shinoda is one of rock’s true good guys

Happy Endings follows Mike’s Dropped Frames trilogy from last year, as well as his excellent 2018 debut solo record Post Traumatic. And we really, really can’t wait to see what else is to come…

In a 2020 interview with Forbes, Mike explained of how he came to enjoy being so creative on Twitch amid the pandemic, I decided to start putting some of the things I was doing in the studio live on Instagram and it felt really good. It felt like, Oh there are people out there, we’re not afraid of everybody. We’re all afraid, but we’re all afraid. We have that in common and we want each other to be healthy, we want each other to be safe, we want to share good information and weed out bad information.’ So it was like having a good community helps. 

So I fell into doing Twitch streams weekdays from 10 to one for a number of reasons. Number one, because I love the anchor that it put in my day. Number two, it was challenging and stimulating because a lot of the times my music streams are dictated by fan requests. So the way it works is if you hang out on the stream, you collect points. If you get enough points you can redeem them for a suggestion of a type of music that you want me to try and do. Or a type of drawing or art you want me to try and do. So those are all challenges. It turned my quarantine time from feeling like Groundhog Day to not only looking forward to the stream, but kind of being addicted to the stream. I love going in there at 10 and doing this thing and seeing where it goes. Some days it is hysterically bad and other days it’s super, super fun and goes really well.”

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Posted on March 11th 2021, 5:26p.m.

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