Eric Bass News… 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).
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.