I hated the song at first.It didn't sound like LP to me and it annoyed the crap out of me because of it, but it was catchy and I kept listening to it.
After hearing it about 50 times I now love it, I realise that it is still true to LP, it's just that before the different elements of the music were often pieced together separately, and on the Catalyst it feels like they've all been laid on top of each other.
When I listen to the song, I find it really easy to get lost in parts, I will hear only one vocalist and the piano, for example, and then another time the drums, electronics and different vocals. It feels like there are several songs on top of each other here, and it put me off at first. Once you understand what they were trying to do with the music here, it's a very powerful song and you can get something different from it every time you listen to it.
There's a complex simplicity to the song, and I don't know if that makes sense to anyone else, but I personally am really excited to hear the rest of ATS.
LP worked incredibly hard on this album and we have watched them put everything into these songs. I really don't think true fans should give up on the song or the album quickly after just a couple of listens. It really is worth getting to know the song. This is not the end of Linkin Park, it's an evolution, and I am very proud to be here to witness it.