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Shinedown shares music video for ‘Monsters’

Brent Smith of Shinedown performs at O2 Academy Birmingham on November 5, 2018 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Katja Ogrin/Redferns via Getty Images)
Brent Smith of Shinedown performs at O2 Academy Birmingham on November 5, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Katja Ogrin/Redferns via Getty Images)

Shinedown has unveiled the music video for its latest single, “Monsters,” described as “exploring the ever-present demons and self-sabotaging inner voices that we all battle, and serving as the next visual installment in the story of the Attention Attention album.”

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for “Monsters”:

Speaking with Classic Rock about “Monsters,” Shinedown frontman Brent Smith said, “Everyone who knows a bit of my background with regard to substance abuse and alcoholism knows that I’ve battled with it. It’s something I deal with on a daily basis. I’ve always been very honest about it, which is that I didn’t do drugs today — and I didn’t drink today — but I don’t know what I’ll do tomorrow, because I literally have to take it day by day.”

Smith continued, “I never went to rehab, I didn’t do a 12-step program, and I don’t talk about sobriety unless I’m asked about it. Even then, I don’t spend much time on it because I literally live my life day by day. That’s how I have to do it, but the dynamic in the song is not just about substance abuse. It’s about a lot of different situations that people get put in because they have things in their mind that — for whatever reason — they used to sabotage themselves.”

“Monsters” is currently Number Two on the rock radio airplay chart and has already amassed nearly 15 million streams and counting.

FAST FACTS:

  • Shinedown recently released an EP featuring several different versions of its previous huge single, “Get Up.”
  • The band is gearing up for the summer leg of its 2019 “Attention Attention” world tour, which will pick up in The Woodlands, Texas on June 21st with support from BadflowerDinosaur Pile-Up and Broken Hands.
  • Shinedown will also tour this fall, with opening acts Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Savage After Midnight.

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