American rock band Linkin Park's "Lost in the Echo" has been released as the second single of the band's fifth studio album Living Things on August 29, 2012. The song was written by the band and produced by co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin.
In the making of video of Living Things, it was revealed that the working title of "Lost in the Echo" was "Holding Company".The band recorded the song in March 2012.Initially, the song was supposed to be released as a single on July 23, but was delayed due to unknown reasons to August 6. On that day the single was again delayed to August 20, with unknown reasons once more. Finally, the band's official website confirmed August 29 as the release date.
Tim Grierson of About.com described the song as "far more compelling than the dull lyrics that are a call to action to the audience". Billboard said "bubbling synthesizers quickly morph into crunching guitars, and the rap-rock interplay between Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington remains ever intact". Dailyuw says the song "is probably the best track on the whole album", mentioning the electronic beat and the distorted guitar riff and comments that it "showcases how vocalist Chester Bennington and rapper Mike Shinoda are both in top form on this album".