Shinedown Releases Get Up EP Featuring New Acoustic Version
Shinedown has released an EP titled Get Up, featuring a new acoustic version of the band's hit crossover anthem "Get Up," along with the original song and the recently released piano version.
Frontman Brent Smith said about the EP, "'Get Up' is a song about empathy, it's a song about not being afraid to fail, it's a song about inspiring others and now we want you to hear the song as it began."
"Get Up" climbed the rock chart before it became a crossover hit at Hot AC and has racked up nearly 40 million streams. The song was inspired by Smith watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with clinical depression.
The song gave the band the most Rock Airplay Top 10s ever and its 13th Number One on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart -- the second most in the history of the chart, tied with Van Halen.
The original version of "Get Up" can be found on Shinedown's sixth studio LP, Attention Attention. The current single from the disc, "Monsters," has broken into the Top Five at rock radio.