Paying tribute to Chester Bennington, alternative rockers Major Moment released a cover of Linkin Park’s “Leave Out All the Rest.” Many Linkin Park covers followed [Chester Bennington’s] death, paying tribute to the countless years of inspiration they provided for bands across all genres,” says Nü Sound, “but none bring chills such as Major Moment’s “Leave Out All The Rest”.
After facing the tragedy of their hero’s death, Major Moment channeled their grief by paying homage to one of their favorite bands while inspiring others to appreciate life. The haunting but hopeful tribute builds from the acoustic foundation before intensifying into a bridge highlighting the band’s versatility and dynamic abilities. The tribute feeds on the band’s passion for expression and hope, and it is obvious they poured their hearts out into the song.
“Being a lifelong fan of Linkin Park, I wanted to pay a tribute to Chester, who was and still is my inspiration, my role model as a vocalist, performer, and a kind person. His voice has been with me through some dark moments in life, heartbreaks, failures, but also helped me to find that one person who I consider a perfect woman and who I love endlessly. I had an instant vision of how this song should go, I wanted to add some more dynamics to it and perform this song in the most respectful way possible.”
– Andrey Borzykin (Vocals)
All the proceeds from this cover will be donated to 320 Changes Direction, a charity founded by Chester’s wife Talinda, whose goal is to shed light on mental health awareness. Like the cover, the band’s upcoming release features the #makechesterproud hashtag, carrying on Bennington’s legacy while promoting mental health awareness.
On September 7th, Major Moment also brings you One Small StEP; focusing on everything from relationships, perspective, and loss, the record also features acclaimed producer Kevin Billingslea and six-time Grammy Winner Adam Ayan. Though it may be their debut EP, the band says the record is their greatest accomplishment so far, and they are excited to see what the future holds for them.
Photo by Kevin Donelly