The song was premiered on May 18, at linkinpark. Brad Delson described it as " a heavy song, a high-energy song, and you don't know what's a keyboard and what's a guitar. That appearance versus reality is interesting to me sonically, where things you think are one thing are actually handcrafted, and it's something completely different. It's that 'I don't know what I'm listening to. Mike Shinoda was rather mysterious when first discussing the song on his blog. On March 28, , he posted on his blog, "We've been working on a new song in the past couple of weeks that has been a lot of fun.
Revisit " Sister, Sister " and more '90s TV throwbacks that need a revival now. See our picks list. The video follows the domestic and social problems faced during a day in the life of an unpopular outcast young female student. A woman struggling in an abusive relationship symbolically shuts The music video opens in an apartment decorated with Japanese The band plays surrounded by large black cables while above them Takes place in a futuristic, science fiction influenced setting, and depicts what the daily life of the band's members would be like if they lived in outer space. The music video features scenes taken from the movie, along with shots of the band inside the Tomb of the Primes The 7 original Transformers while performing the song. A lot of special effects are also seen and the video is heavily edited in places making use of thermal cameras and using flying food parts as texture around a lot of the thermal imagery.
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The song serves as the film's theme, and was released as a single on May 18, Linkin Park's "What I've Done" was included on the first Transformers soundtrack and was featured in the film's trailer. Mike Shinoda first alluded to "New Divide" on March 28, , stating "We've been working on a new song in the past couple of weeks that has been a lot of fun. The backdrop for the song is built on layered, heavy synths and a sharp performance by [the band's drummer] Rob Bourdon. Zane Lowe previewed it on BBC Radio 1 and speculated that its "introspective" style could be "a sign of things to come" but added that it was too early to make predictions. Linkin Park worked with award-winning composer Hans Zimmer to re-work "New Divide" in the musical score.
The song is released as a single and was recorded specifically for Michael Bay 's film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The song serves as the film's main theme, and was released as a single on May 18, It received positive reviews from professional critics and remains one of the most critically acclaimed songs of Linkin Park's discography. Though the song is a non-album single, it is one of the band's highest charting songs, peaking at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot Its working title was " Megatron ".