I’m really sorry my first post in this forum is in the tragic circumstances of us losing Chester. Linkin Park were one of the first bands I ever tried to remix when I started producing and the band and Chester have been a huge source of inspiration to me for a long time now.
I wish I could have been able to find a way to tell him that.
When I found out about his passing, I got hold of the vocals for Numb after seeing them posted on social media and I battled with myself about attempting to make anything. “Don’t do it.” - “Just leave the vocals be” I thought to myself both before and during working on the track.
It was then I made a decision not to do too much with the music, to only try and accompany Chester’s vocals in a simple way that accentuates and supports his iconic talent. Even when this was finished I wasn’t sure whether to post it, and I’m still a little unsure about writing this message now.
We all deal with tragedy in different ways, and I guess making this rework was part of mine. I’m going to miss Chester’s talent and life perspective immensely. And my thoughts are with you all in this time.
Rest in peace, Chester. x