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Shinedown has released a stunning new piano version of their anthemic single “GET UP,” which has become a crossover hit and is about to break into the Top 30 at Hot AC after spending several weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart. The new stripped-down version, propelled by the undeniable power of front man Brent Smith’s voice, shines a light on the song’s urgent and universal message of hope, empathy and encouragement in the face of struggle. Reaching far beyond any genre or label, “” quickly became a beacon of light for listeners around the globe, connecting with both those going through hardships of all types and those supporting loved ones who may be struggling. Speaking to the human spirit in a time of need, “GET UP” was born from a very personal and vulnerable place, inspired by Brent watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with clinical depression. The song has racked up more than 36 million streams, landed the band on Live with Kelly and Ryan, and was heard during the Walter Payton Award during the Super Bowl Pregame show among other television spots. Garnering praise from the likes of Huffington Post, Salon, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Buzzfeed, Parade, Grammy.com, No Depression and more with key playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music, “GET UP” broke a new record for Shinedown giving the band the most Rock Airplay Top 10s ever and their 13th #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart (the second most in the history of the chart, tied with Van Halen).
The “GET UP (Piano Version)” arrives as Shinedown is gearing up to head to Memphis, TN, to join Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Cardi B, Khalid, One Republic, Gary Clark, Jr. and more at the Beale Street Music Festival tonight May 3rd. Shinedown will return to their roots in Jacksonville, FL for an epic set at Welcome to Rockville tomorrow May 4th, before kicking off a limited run of ‘An Evening With Shinedown’ shows. Beginning May 6th in New Orleans at The Fillmore, these special performances will offer fans a more intimate live experience, with back-to-back nights planned in Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, and Nashville.
“At it’s core, ‘GET UP’ deals with empathy. Smith’s lyrics reflect a shared experience…pain can be a universal human experience and that sense of unconditional support and solidarity is the driving factor behind the song…” – Salon
“Emotional and personal…cinematic and nuanced…’GET UP’ which began as a song written for a friend and bandmate, is now bringing its inspiring message to millions of listeners.” –HuffPost
“…[ATTENTION ATTENTION is] a deeply confessional brilliant piece of work…most rock bands don’t possess what Shinedown does — unfathomable talent, an unwavering fan base and unbridled tenacity.” – Buzzfeed
“[ATTENTION ATTENTION] rolls from the pounding, riff-driven attack of ‘DEVIL’…to a rafters-reaching major-key hook on ‘BRILLIANT’…Shinedown is on the cusp of adding to its legend…” – Billboard