"I'll Be Gone" has been said to leave you with dampened spirits due to the depressive feel of the track. AltSounds describes the song as a "guitar heavy number with solid drumming from Rob" and that is "building upon their (Linkin Park's) now quite signature futuristic sound".Billboard mentions that this track is a "compelling descent that recalls 90s modern rock heroes like Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots."
On November 14, 2013, Linkin Park released an old demo of "I'll Be Gone", titled "Primo (I'll Be Gone - Longform 2010 Demo)", on their official Tumblr page as part of promotion for their upcoming collection of songs for their fan club, the Linkin Park Underground. The demo was chosen to be featured as the third track on the LP Underground 13.0 album.
Loudwire says that the group shines on "I'll Be Gone" and says it shows "a duality in the lyrics that could be applied both to a personal relationship or our own imprint on the world we leave after we’ve left this mortal coil." and asks, "With lyrics like 'Let the sun fade out and another one rise, I’ll be gone,' are Linkin Park getting their darkest before the next day dawns?"
"I'll Be Gone (Vice Remix)" is a remix by Americanrock band Linkin Park. This song is the remix of "I'll Be Gone", from the band's fifth studio album Living Things, which was released in 2012. The original song was written by the band and produced by co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin, remixed by DJ Vice. Vice also collaborated with Mike Shinoda for a demo-track named "Freestyle". Pusha T is the featuring artist on the promotional media. "I'll Be Gone (Vice Remix)" was made available for streaming on Tumblr on October 24, 2013. The song is featured as the fifth track on Linkin Park's second remix album Recharged.
"I'll Be Gone (Vice Remix)" is one of the two remixes of the original song. Another remix of the original song by "Schoolboy" is featured as the twelfth track in the same album. The track features a collaboration of singing and rapping. Chester Bennington's vocals from the original track, minus the bridge, are still there, only with a verse from Pusha T and a brand new verse from Mike Shinoda (with his Fort Minor experience again) after the first bass drop. There is inclusion of rapped verses from Pusha T and Shinoda.
The song was uploaded on YouTube by the band on their official channel on the day of release with the streaming of it on Tumblr.
The Hype Machine gave the remix the peak position for the most popular music at Twitter: "Hot tracks on twitter in 3 days." This was tweeted by Shinoda on October 23, 2013.