Draven Bennington, son of the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, shared his debut single “FW/Me” under the name RVRND.
according to Rolling Stone, “FW/Me” was mixed and mastered by Jay Baumgardner, a producer who worked with Chester Bennington in Linkin Park and his former band Gray Daze. The track will appear on the EP Draven recorded with producer Manny the Drummer, set to drop in August.
“FW/Me” appears in MTV Family Legacy, A new Paramount+ show featuring the children of celebrities at the height of music TV. Bennington commented on the series on Instagram, saying, “It was amazing to have access to all of my dad’s dome videos! It was so nice to share what I’m doing and also talk about all the cool things my dad did without focusing on the ending!”
21-year-old Draven is the last of Chester Bennington’s six children to pursue music. The singer’s eldest child, Jaime, has shared an ensemble of piano compositions and recorded vocals with his father’s old Gray Days bandmates, while his daughters Lily and Laila sing lead vocals on a new album by the band.
Bennington passed away in 2017. Since then, Linkin Park has remained largely inactive except for discovering previously unreleased songs earlier in their career.