Chester Bennington's Grey Daze Drops New Song With His Vocals

Listen to a 17-year-old Bennington sing

January 17, 2020

A 17-year-old Chester Bennington begins to find his footing as a singer on a newly-released song from his pre-Linkin Park band.

“What’s in the Eye” is the first taste of the forthcoming album by Grey Daze. Bennington and his first band were in the process of re-recording their music at the time of his death in 2017. The surviving members recently revealed they had decided to finish the project.

The newly-released song was written in the early to mid 90s by Bennington and bandmate Sean Dowdell, and fits alongside the alt-grunge movement of the time with its clean guitar verses that erupt into a distorted chorus with the help of Bennington’s raging vocals.

“Before Chester Bennington sang, screamed, and serenaded audiences of millions throughout his storied career in Linkin Park and a host of other projects, the frontman cut his teeth from 1993 to 1998 in his first proper band: Grey Daze,” they said in a statement. “With the blessing of Chester's family and widow, Talinda, the band regrouped in 2018 and the recently finished album represents an important, yet unheard chapter—the origin story of one of modern rock’s most recognizable voices—and also a full circle moment among friends.”

The full album is expected to be released sometime this spring.

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