Shinedown‘s new single “GET UP” has quickly found its way into the hearts and minds of many people and for good reason – the moving, uplifting track offers hope and encouragement in the face of personal struggles, whatever they may be. For front man Brent Smith, the song was born out of watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with depression. Offering a light in a time of darkness, especially with mental health issues, is something Brent is deeply connected to after battling his own personal demons. While writing for the new album ATTENTION ATTENTION – the first album he has written totally sober – he put pen to paper in the most open and honest creative place he’s ever been, and a beautiful, universal song rooted in Brent and Eric’s raw vulnerability took shape. Reaching far beyond any genre or label, “GET UP” speaks to the human spirit in a time of need, and it’s a song that has already resonated with the masses – becoming a fan favorite at arena shows on tour where the crowd response is palpable, and racking up more than 5 million total streams totally organically. Today, the multi-platinum rock band releases the stunning, cinematic video for “GET UP,” directed by Bill Yukich (Beyonce’s Lemonade, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa) –PRESS HERE to watch, and check out HuffPost‘s interview with Brent and Eric.
Shinedown’s “GET UP” Lifts Listeners with Powerful New Video
“We don’t want people to feel ashamed about what they’re going through. …You’re not going to be defined by your failures. You’re going to be defined by the fact that you didn’t give up,” says Brent Smith.
Shinedown are at the top of their game and the charts with their critically acclaimed sixth studio album ATTENTION ATTENTION out now on Atlantic Records –PRESS HERE to listen to the LP which is being called their best work yet. The album simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts and debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on iTunes. #1 Active Rock hit“DEVIL”just became the band’s 12th #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart – one step away from the record of most #1s in the history of the chart – and has racked up more than 13 million Spotify streams worldwide. The soaring and anthemic “THE HUMAN RADIO” wasfeatured on Spotify’s New Music Friday.
Shinedown‘s renewed intensity and positive spirit are front and center on ATTENTION ATTENTION, an album that showcases the band’s heart and depth like never before. Their most personal to date, the album is a psychological journey that follows an individual from life’s lowest lows to the highest highs as anxieties dissipate and demons disappear. The story that unfolds as the album progresses is a poignant and enduring statement about humanity and our will to overcome struggles and thrive, touching on topics such as mental health, facing fears, not being afraid to fail, social media negativity and the resolve of the human spirit.Given the deeply personal nature of the record, Shinedown went in-house for production for the first time ever, enlisting bassist Eric Bass to produce and mix the album in its entirety. Check out Shinedown‘s mini-doc for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of ATTENTION ATTENTION – PRESS HERE. With a symphony of thought-provoking lyrics, stadium-size, explosive guitars, unpredictable rhythms, and cinematic flourishes,ATTENTION ATTENTION ushers in the band’s biggest and boldest chapter yet.
Shinedown is on the road this summer for their co-headlining U.S. tour with Godsmack. The band recently announced a headline UK/Europe tour set to kick off October 29th with tickets going on sale this week. For ticketing info, please visit www.shinedown.com.
See tour dates, HERE.