I swear the Linkin Park fandom is full of pissbabies oh my god. if you didn’t like the song it’s fine, just go away and listen to their old albums, or whatever other music you want, but stop hating on the song and saying it’s shit when it’s not! this fandom always finds something they don’t like on a song, even if it’s heavy and more like their old sounds, what the fuck do you want, dammit?! you want the Hybrid Theory/Meteora era to come back? you want Chester to scream again even though he can’t do it as well/doesn’t want to as much as before? well I’m sorry to break it to you crybabies, that time is not coming back! they’ve said multiple times they dont’ want to go back to that new era, and you should be happy they’re happy and making sounds they like! just fuck off and let us enjoy the new sounds in peace, you jerks!
Iirc Zayn in his book says that he had self-financed the album and had found the producers on his own before he'd even signed with RCA. So that pretty much sums up how badly he wanted to make music. And till this day he hasn't released a song that isn't great or where he doesn't sound amazing in. This only should be enough for us as his fans. (and sth random but the photographer for his highsnobiety cover is working with him again so maybe alien boy Zayn is coming back??)