Full speed ahead at Shinedown HQ. The multi-platinum rock band have partnered with non-profit organization Direct Relief to offer some faith to humanity.
Shinedown have reached into their vault to make available a never-before-heard, brand-new song, “Atlas Falls.” To benefit Direct Relief, the organization are providing personal protective equipment and essential medical items, including masks, gloves, and gowns to U.S and international health workers.
The song is available now for download with the purchase of a special T-shirt. One hundred percent of the proceedings will go to Direct Relief. Purchase the t-shirt and download here.
The band is kicking this off with a $20,000 donation of their own to Direct Relief. As for the never-heard-before single, “Atlas Falls” is a reassuring anthem that if Atlas falls, we will hold each other up in times of strife.
“I have always said and believe to be true that music can heal us all. We need music, and each other, now more than ever as we all are witnessing a global pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen in many generations,” vocalist Brent Smith explains. “Myself, Barry, Zach, Eric, and our Shinedown family want the entire world to know that we are in this together, and we must all do our part and continue to encourage love, respect, and taking care of each other. Now is the time to put our differences aside so that we can truly lift each other up.
“We have partnered with an incredible organization Direct Relief who are doing important work globally to help the medical community receive the resources they need in order to save lives. Years ago, during the writing and recording of the Amaryllis album, there was a song that meant a great deal to me and the band titled “Atlas Falls.” Although the song did not make the album, I always felt that one day the world would hear it … It has never been more clear to me than right now that the time has come for ‘Atlas Falls’ to arrive.”