Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze premieres video for song “Drag”

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Grey Daze, the late Chester Bennington‘s pre-Linkin Park band, has premiered the video for “Drag,” a track off the group’s new album, The Phoenix.

The hazy clip follows several different characters affected by drug use as you hear Bennington sing the lyrics, “Life is much too short to be intoxicated.”

“‘Drag’ is a very dark and droning heavy track, but the underlying message is really special,” says drummer Sean Dowdell. “Chester is telling us, literally, that life is too short to be intoxicated, life is too short to be a drag.”

Dowdell adds, “It is a song that gives any listener with a substance abuse past something to feel good about, something to help pull themselves out of that dark place.”

You can watch the “Drag” video streaming now on YouTube.

The Phoenix, which was just released Friday, follows Grey Daze’s 2020 album, Amends. Like Amends, The Phoenix features new versions of Grey Daze’s songs from the ’90s rerecorded with updated instrumentals around Bennington’s vocals.

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