Shinedown Release New Song, ‘Daylight,’ About the ‘Human Condition’


Shinedown - Daylight Photo - credit Sanjay Parikh

Shinedown – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by credit Sanjay Parikh

Shinedown have unveiled a new song, “Daylight,” off their latest album, “Planet Zero”

Shinedown have a busy year of touring in full swing, but they’re still releasing new music. The Florida rock band released a new single Wednesday (June 1) called “Daylight” off their forthcoming album, “Planet Zero.” The inspiring song surrounds the importance of close relationships.

“Offering an assurance that you are never alone, the single‚Äôs meaningful portrait of a vital human connection reflects the importance of our relationships and the people in our lives whose support and empathy help get us through to the next day. A very welcome message in the world right now,” a press release states of the new song.

Regarding the meaning behind “Daylight,” lead vocalist Brent Smith says, “This is about the human condition. We’ve got to live, and we’ve got to live with one another. And that should be something that is celebrated and not tolerated. That’s what ‘Daylight’ really represents. It’s our humanity. It’s an understanding that we’re all on this planet together, and we’ve got to figure out ways to take care of one another.”

Smith adds, “A lot of times, it may just be asking someone ‘are you okay?’ because you could potentially save someone’s life just by asking. We can’t lose our empathy and courage towards each other, or our willingness to pick someone up if you see them on their knees, because there’s gonna be a moment in time when you need someone to pick you up.”

Shinedown will kick off their Planet Zero World Tour kicks off on Sept. 3 in Kansas. Listen to Shinedown’s new single “Daylight” below and find upcoming tour dates here. “Planet Zero” will arrive in July 1. Check back with Audio Ink Radio in July for an extensive interview with guitarist Zach Myers about the new album.

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