Shinedown tackles depression in “GET UP” video
Posted on 08 Aug 2018
By abc-digitalShinedown has premiered the video for "GET UP," a track from the band's new album, ATTENTION ATTENTION. The emotional clip, streaming now via YouTube, reflects the song's message about depression. As frontman Brent Smith tells HuffPost, he wrote the lyrics to "GET UP" about bassist Eric Bass' experience with depression. He remembers being nervous the first time he played the demo for Bass. "I remember when it came at me in the speakers, it really, really affected me because as it was playing, I was just getting extremely emotional about it," Smith explains. "And it stopped. And I played it again. And I said, 'You know what it's about right?' And Eric said, 'Yeah, it's about me.'" Despite its dark subject matter, Shinedown wanted the "GET UP" video to have "a tremendous amount of heart." "Of course, it's an emotional video," he explains. "We wanted to make the video uplifting and not in a cheesy way." "GET UP" is the third ATTENTION ATTENTION track to get a video, following "DEVIL" and "THE HUMAN RADIO," and Shinedown plans to give each song on the album the visual treatment. Initially, it seems as if "GET UP" features a different visual style than the first two videos, but the end of the clip connects it with its predecessors. Shinedown is currently touring behind ATTENTION ATTENTION on a co-headlining run with Godsmack. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.