SHINEDOWN has released a new music video for its anthemic single “Get Up”, a collection of behind-the-scenes moments on tour and live footage from the road that gives an inside look into the powerful moments that the song is fostering between the bandmembers and their fans.
The uplifting No. 1 Active Rock and Top 25 Alternative hit, which was heard during the Super Bowl pregame show, has amassed more than 27 million total streams, galvanizing listeners around the globe with its offer of hope, empathy and encouragement in the face of personal struggles, whatever they may be. The powerful song speaks to the human spirit in a time of need, something that front man Brent Smith is deeply connected to after battling his own personal demons.
“Get Up” became a light in the darkness, born out of Brent watching his friend, SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass, deal with clinical depression. When Brent put pen to paper, a beautiful, universal song rooted in Brent and Eric‘s raw vulnerability took shape. Reaching far beyond any genre or label, “Get Up” quickly began resonating, soundtracking “Today” show’s look back at 2018, breaking a new record for SHINEDOWN by giving the band the most Rock Airplay Top 10s ever and their 13th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs chart (the second most in the history of the chart, tied with VAN HALEN), and becoming a fan favorite at arena shows on tour where the crowd response is palpable.
“Attention Attention”, SHINEDOWN‘s sixth studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart back in May 2018. The follow-up to 2015’s “Threat To Survival” marked SHINEDOWN‘s first full-length effort to be produced entirely by Eric Bass. The 14-song release that tells the story of a character who starts out defeated and slowly overcomes pain and personal struggles and becomes confident at the end. The album also lyrically touches upon Smith‘s former drug addiction and Bass‘s depression.
Smith told Classic Rock magazine that “Get Up” is “one of the quintessential songs on the record. I wrote the lyrics to ‘Get Up’ about Eric, who produced and mixed the record,” he said. “Eric faces what is considered to be clinical depression on a daily basis. Some days everything is great, some days the sky is falling in. Often he’ll tell me he wishes he could unscrew part of his skull, reach into his brain and take that part of him out and throw it away. But it is a part of him, and he has to work with it. He doesn’t have to like it, but he has to respect it. And as a band, we all respect him because of it. It was one of the songs that took the longest to write because I was afraid what Eric was going to think. So this is the part of the record when a person has to have a heart-to-heart chat with themselves in that chair. It’s a very conversational piece.”