Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda is set to release his debut solo album Post Traumatic on June 15th and has been releasing several videos over the past couple of months that show him dealing with the grief of losing Chester Bennington. Today (June 8th), he's dropped a new, heartfelt video for "Ghosts."
The video opens with Shinoda staring at his workstation, saying plainly, "I've had enough hard days. If I wake up and I feel good, I shouldn't feel guilty for having fun, you know?" The video then launches into a surreal world of sock-puppetry, where the puppets act out a lot of what Shinoda is working through in his lyrics.
It's a strange juxtaposition between song and the visual, and yet somehow he's able to make it come across pretty earnestly. The video also features a myriad of drawings of Shinoda, pouring down the screen juxtaposed with the puppets.