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Shinedown releases live version crossover hit 'A Symptom Of Being Human'


Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 04:55 pm

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Multi-Platinum, chart-topping band Shinedown has released a live version of their current No. 1 single “A Symptom Of Being Human.” The new version was recorded in Denver this past fall at the final date of their headlining “The Revolutions Live Tour.”

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“A Symptom Of Being Human” remains atop the Active Rock chart and continues to move up the alternative chart nearing top 10 (currently No. 11), while gaining at Top 40 radio nationwide. The crossover hit, which also reached top 15 at Hot AC in 2023, is Shinedown’s fourth No. 1 single from their acclaimed seventh studio album “Planet Zero” (Atlantic Records). “A Symptom Of Being Human” also marks Shinedown’s record-breaking 21st No. 1 song on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and extends their record for the most No. 1s in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart (19 total).

“Live music is such a part of who we are in Shinedown,” frontman Brent Smith shared. “As we have said before, in this band we only have one boss – it just happens to be everybody in the audience. So, what better way to celebrate that connection than with a brand-new live version of ‘A Symptom of Being Human.’ We hope you love it as much as we love you Shinedown Nation!”

While Shinedown is the most successful rock radio band of all time, recently honored by Mediabase with an award for the most No. 1s, top 5s and top 10s in Mediabase Active Rock Chart history, they’ve always believed that music is universal and doesn’t have to be put in a genre box. This is evidenced by the response to “A Symptom Of Being Human” resonating with all listeners, with its uplifting and important message about how we are all a work in progress. The band’s exploration of the resilience of the human spirit, experiences with mental health, and the importance of empathy shine through in the track reminding us that we are more similar than we are different.

Press here to watch the song’s official music video or press here to download/stream. Collectively, “A Symptom Of Being Human” has amassed over 40 million streams across all versions, including a pop remix, acoustic version and piano version.

Shinedown is currently nominated for Rock Artist of the Year and Rock Song of the Year for their previous No. 1, “Dead Don’t Die,” at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards. The band’s official photographer, Sanjay Parikh, is also up for Favorite Tour Photographer, a fan-voted award, for his work on their massively successful “Revolutions Live Tour.”

Press here to vote for Sanjay.

More About Shinedown

Multi-Platinum band Shinedown – Smith (vocals), Zach Myers (guitar), Eric Bass (bass, production) and Barry Kerch (drums) – embody the kind of creative dynamism, constant evolution, singular vision, and uncompromising honesty that transcends boundaries. The record-breaking band, known for its timely and timeless messages behind the chart-topping songs that resonate with not only their global audience and the rock community, but culture at large, has achieved astronomical success since its inception over two decades ago with 21 No. 1 Active Rock hits, 15 Platinum and Gold singles, Platinum or Gold certification for all of their albums, billions of global streams, and 10 million albums sold worldwide.

Shinedown has also become an essential cultural force as evidenced by their major media acclaim, with looks including USA Today, PEOPLE, HuffPost, Forbes, Salon, Consequence, Men’s Journal, Buzzfeed, Interview Magazine and Grammy.com; participation in the prestigious “92Y Talks” series; and national TV performances. The band was named No. 1 on Billboard’s Greatest Of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists Chart, notching the most ever 1s (19) in the 40-year history of the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, making Shinedown the biggest rock radio band in history.

The band’s latest album, 2022’s “Planet Zero,” debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart and the Official UK Albums Chart, and at No. 1 on six other Billboard charts, including Top Album Sales, Rock, Hard Rock, and Alternative Albums Charts. It has spawned four No. 1 rock singles.

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