Frontman Brent Smith is promoting brotherly love with “Unity,” the next single from Shinedown’s latest album, Amaryllis.
“It’s about loving your brother and your sister, loving your neighbor, and it’s about being with one another in this beautiful world that we live in,” Smith tells ABC News Radio. “It’s about grabbing on to each other and understanding that we should be building each other up instead of tearing each other down and we really do one hundred percent feel that way.”
Smith added that the band decided to release the song over the summer so that fans would be familiar with it when they performed it during their music festival appearances. “We knew that the song was probably going to be released at a time of the year where there’s a lot of festivals going on," explains the singer. "We wanted to have a song that was going to represent the human spirit and was going to represent everyone understanding that we might come from different backgrounds but we’re all here together.”
You’ll be able to hear the song live when Shinedown hits the road with Godsmack, Staind and P.O.D. for the third annual Rockstar Uproar Festival. That outing kicks off on August 17 at Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone in Kansas City, MO.
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