The pre-production of ‘One More Light’ began in mid-2015 during The Hunting Party Tour by Mike Shinoda on his phone. The main production began as soon as the tour ended. The writing style for the new album was different than any other. Each song on the new album began with vocals being recorded first along with the story of the song. After the vocal foundation was laid down, they wrote the hook then the music was recorded. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Shinoda explained the composition as, “In terms of the style of the record, it’s one of the most diverse stylistically, there’s more genres mashed into this album than anything we’ve ever put out. You don’t hear a lot of super heavy guitars. There isn’t any screaming on the record.” He adds, “To some extent it is a very polished record. Stylistically we wanted to blend all of the sound and genres together in a way you can’t tell them apart”.