Shinedown made an appearance on Walmart Soundcheck, where the Jacksonville Florida rock band performed a live set that included ‘Bully’, ‘Unity’, ‘Amarylis’, ‘Enemies’, ‘Sound of Madness’ and ‘Second Chance’. All but ‘Sound of Madness’ are off the group’s fourth studio album ‘Amaryllis’, released on March on Atlantic Records.
During an interview with band members Brent Smith, Zach Myers, Eric Bass and Barry Kerch, they talked about story behind the album title and how it’s about rising above, being fearless when it comes to making records, not approaching new music by looking back at their previous albums, the message behind the songs ‘Bully’ and ‘Unity’, seeing each other more than their own families, the maturation of the group’s songwriting on ‘Amaryllis’, never saying no to autograph requests and more.
“We’re quite fearless when it comes to making records,” Smith explained. “We don’t ever believe in a top, because we’re always trying to outdo what we’ve already done. We’re never really satisfied, I can guarantee you that we never will be. That’s a good thing, because it keeps us motivated. It pushes us. It allows us not to be desensitized to any situation or any subject that we’re talking about or what it is we’re trying to convey to the world. We’re definitely four gentlemen that have something to say.”
Watch the performances and check out the interview at soundcheck.walmart.com/shinedown. Check out additional pictures from their appearance after the cut.