Chester Bennington’s isolated vocals are incredible

20 March 2022, 18:00

Let's marvel at the Linkin Park frontman's amazing vocal talent.

Radio X

By Radio X

The world lost a huge talent when Chester Bennington tragically lost his life to suicide on 20 July 2017, aged just 41.

The video above sees the Linkin Park singer in 2016 recording the vocals to the song Heavy, which was featured on their seventh album One More Light. The single featured a duet between Bennington and pop star Kiiara.

Chester’s vocal is simply spine-chilling, stripped back and honest.

Chester Bennington pictured in London, August 2009
Chester Bennington pictured in London, August 2009. Picture: Nigel Crane/Redferns/Getty Images

WATCH: When Chris Moyles played Chester Bennington's isolated vocals

If there's ever an isolated vocal of the late rocker that garners the most attention, it's his stunning performance on Numb.

The 2003 song was already incredibly moving, but its heartbreaking lyrics became even more poignant after the singer's passing.

Listen to Chester Bennington's isolated vocals on the Meteora single here:

Last but not least, One More Light - which was released from the album of the same name on 3 October 2017 - sees the Linkin Park rocker sing a heartbreaking and poignant swan song to his fans.

Once again, the song's subject matter is just as haunting as his vocals, as the frontman sings: "Who cares if one more light goes out? Well, I do."

Where to get help with mental health

The singer and songwriter battled with drink and drug abuse over the years and he wrote lyrics and poetry to cope with sexual abuse that took place in his childhood.

He told The Guardian in 2011: "I remember that stuff happening to me at that stage and even thinking about it now makes me want to cry. My God, no wonder I became a drug addict. No wonder I just went completely insane for a little while."

The pain and anguish found their way into his lyrics, and it was this brutal honesty that made the band’s music so appealing to millions.

If you or anyone you know has been affected by this story, please seek help from the helplines below:

The Samaritans
Tel: 116 123

MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393

HOPELINEUK – 0800 068 4141

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58

Tel: 020 7263 7070