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Watch Linkin Park’s Self-Immolating ‘Burn It Down’ Video

New album 'Living Things' spontaneously combusts on June 26

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // May 25, 2012

Linkin Park’s June 26 album Living Things, which features strings from Arcade Fire arranger Owen Pallett, feels intensely personal, based on our interview with the group. But first single “Burn It Down” appears to have universal applications. The pulsating, soft-loud electro-rocker plays constantly in promos for the NBA playoffs, while in a new video for the track (via MTV), it soundtracks an emotion-wracked live performance accompanied by — you guessed it — fiery visual effects. “We can’t wait to burn it to the ground,” singer Chester Bennington rasps over exhortations from rapper-producer Mike Shinoda. As another band from unlikely Living Things guest Pallett’s Toronto hometown, Stars, once put it: When there’s nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.