A music project that initially started as a happy accident six years ago, Smith & Myers joined forces once again last October for the release of their double album, Smith & Myers Volume 1 and Volume 2, out nowvia Atlantic Records. Both volumes showcase Smith & Myers’ ability to pack power and soul into songs created with nothing more than a microphone and an instrument or two, highlighting their sonic versatility throughout a mix of poignant original songs and unexpected covers.Volume 1 features the original songs “Not Mad Enough,” which touches upon the right and wrongs of society and our connection as human beings, and “PANIC!” alongside renditions of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” Post Malone’s “Better Now” and INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart.” Meanwhile, Volume 2features alt-rock original tune “One More Time” andvulnerable pop-rock track “Bad At Love,” as well as a re-imagining of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” and other covers such as Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer”andBilly Idol’s “Rebel Yell.”
Smith & Myers illuminates the depth of Brent and Zach as a duo and showcases a very different yet just as intriguing musical side of these two versatile artists. As one-half of multiplatinum band Shinedown, Brent and Zach can often be found topping the rock charts, earning mainstream recognition, and playing to sold-out arenas around the globewith 10 million albums and 10 million singles sold worldwide, 14 platinum and gold singles, five platinum and gold albums, more than 4.5 billion streams and 16 number one rock hits (breaking the record for the most ever #1s in the 39-year history of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with their single “Atlas Falls”). All of Shinedown’s 27 consecutive career singles have reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, another unparalleled achievement.
Earlier this fall, Shinedown released ATTENTION ATTENTION , the feature film experience of the band’s 2018 record-breaking studio album of the same name, out now via Gravitas Ventures and available on digital and cable VOD (PRESS HERE to purchase/watch). The stunning sonic and visual work of art, hailed as a “visual masterpiece” and “optical roller-coaster ride,” was directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Metallica, Wiz Khalifa) and brings to life the story of the band’s sixth full-length which was accumulated more than 622 million global streams, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200, simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, and led to five iHeart Radio Music Award nominations. PRESS HERE to watch the trailer.