Artist: Linkin Park
Album: OST Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Released: May 18th, 2009
Genre: Alternative rock, industrial rock
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Writer: Linkin Park
Producer: Mike Shinoda
Bitrate: 320 Kbps
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 44.1 KHz
Size: 10 MB
New Divide is a single written by Linkin Park for Michael Bay's upcoming film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The song will serve as the film's theme, and was released as a single on May 18th.
Linkin Park's "What I've Done" was included on the first Transformers soundtrack and was featured in the film's trailer.  Mike Shinoda first alluded to "New Divide" on March 28, 2009, stating "We've been working on a new song in the past couple of weeks that has been a lot of fun. The backdrop for the song is built on layered, heavy synths and a sharp performance by [the band's drummer] Rob Bourdon." On April 24, Shinoda revealed that they are working with successful music composer Hans Zimmer writing various interpolations of "New Divide" to serve as thematic elements for the film. When discussing the Transformers sequel with Blabbermouth, Michael Bay said "I love Linkin Park... they really delivered with 'New Divide' — it's a great song that perfectly matches the film's intensity." Parts of the intro were used in the final Transformers trailer. Upon the trailer's release, fans had speculated this being the new song because it matched Shinoda's description of it. Later, drummer Rob Bourdon spoke on the phone with owners of two Linkin Park fansites confirming the rumors of "New Divide" appearing in the trailer.
"New Divide" premiered on the Kevin and Bean's Cinco de la Tarde show on KROQ on May 18, 2009 at 3:43 EST, two minutes before the online debut.