Shinedown has released The Library Sessions inspired by their current crossover single “A Symptom Of Being Human.” In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, the special November 28th broadcast event is benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), an organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide that Shinedown has been supporting for over a decade.
The Library Sessions video features stripped-down, acoustic performances of “A Symptom Of Being Human” and Shinedown’s previous #1 rock single “GET UP” along with the band reading real fan stories that were submitted to the Symptom Library. Through their lyrics and sharing their own personal stories as well as providing a safe space for fans to express their life struggles, Shinedown continues to shine a light on mental health awareness two decades into their record-setting career, while also reminding us of the importance of human connection and that we are not alone in this world.
“For over a decade, we have had the honor of working with the AFSP,” shares Shinedown front man Brent Smith. “Mental health is not a term to be taken lightly under any circumstances. We are all a work in progress, and we will all be challenged in our lifetime. That being said, we know we live in a world that has countless obstacles that we must overcome on any given day, and at times it can feel overwhelming. Remember, life is a journey…When we got the chance to sit down together and read fan-submitted stories, it once again showed us the power of humanity and served as yet another reminder that we’re not alone. This was something to be celebrated.”
Watch The Library Sessions HERE.