Sneak Peek: Linkin Park’s ‘Transformers’ Track, ‘New Divide’

Linkin Park‘s “What I’ve Done” was so crucial to the tone and packaging of TRANSFORMERS, that Michael Bay just couldn’t have made a sequel without tapping the California rapcore champions again. Only this time around, instead of pulling a pre-existing single from an album, Linkin Park have created a brand-new track, exclusively for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.

The track in question, “New Divide,” is the official theme of Transformers 2, so if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve already heard the new screamer (“give me reeeason!“). But you’re about to hear a whole lot more of it. That’s because Joe Hahn, Linkin Park’s resident turntablist and video director, is getting ready to drop his wild, cinematic vision of the new single.

Until it surfaces (any day now!), watch Joe in action on the set of “New Divide,” setting up motion blurs, delivering enormous guns to the prop shop, cranking the smoke machines to full blast and generally “going against the flow.” Find out exactly what all that means in the clip below, an exclusive MTV peek behind the scenes of the “New Divide” video. Drop by Linkin Park’s website for more details on the music video and on Transformers 2!