Unless Lil Yachty is planning on dropping an unexpected collaboration with Tim Farron next month, we feel pretty safe saying there won’t be a more unlikely match-up than Good Goodbye in 2017.
Linkin Park and … Stormzy. Stormzy and … Linkin Park. Nah, like “President” and “Donald Trump” it doesn’t quite compute, and probably never will. And that’s before you throw Pusha T into the mix.
Of course, nu-metal and hip-hop have a long history together, but the collision of American angst and British grit is surely a clash too far? Or is it? You can judge for yourself by listening to the track below. It boasts a big chorus paired with oddly twee handclaps, while Mike Shinoda, Pusha T and Stormzy turn up in between.
“Mandem we’re linking tings in parks / Now I gotta tune with Linkin Park,” concludes Stormzy, in what probably, we can also safely say, won’t be regarded as his finest hour.