Yo. This new Linkin Park video is intense. Joe Hahn -- the band's turntable guru and resident video director -- has stepped his game up in a major way. Remember that tripped-out technique that made your eyes roll back in your head on Chairlift's "Evident Utensil" and Kanye West's original "Welcome To Heartbreak?" The one that pixelates the images, bleeds the colors, and melts them all together? Yeah well, it's back in a big way.
This time around, in the video for Linkin Park's "New Divide," the revolutionary technique doesn't take center stage. It's one of many. Hahn uses the pixel melt to segue between double-vision infrared performance clips and scenes from Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen, the film for which "New Divide" is the theme. To put it plainly, the effect is stunning. And it doesn't hurt that the song walks that impossible line of epic and irresistibly catchy. Prepare to catch yourself singing "Give me reeeeeason!" under your breath all day. Watch "New Divide," now.