Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Release New Song “Bad At Love” & Cover Of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, previously announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “Volume 1,” on October 9 and now it looks like more new music is on the way. The duo have now confirmed that they will be releasing another album, titled “Volume 2,” on October 23. The first two tracks from that effort, “Bad At Love” and a cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” can be found below:

Smith commented:

“‘Bad At Love’ was one of the very first original songs to be written for the project. I think ultimately the song was born from my own romantic relationships. When I love someone, I love them fully, and sometimes the passion can be too much. I always know when it’s time to move on. That being said, I am extremely grateful that I am still very good friends with the ladies I have loved, and still love, to this day.”

Myers added:

“‘Bad At Love’ was one of the first original songs we wrote for this album … Lyrically, Brent was writing about things in his life that maybe we wouldn’t really touch on with Shinedown and I think it came out to be an incredibly naked and honest song. And I think ‘Bad Guy’ turned out very cool — it’s a nice bluesy version of the song.”

“Volume 1” Track Listing:

01. “Not Mad Enough”
02. “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
03. “The Weight of It All”
04. “Better Now” (Post Malone cover)
05. “Panic”
06. “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS cover)
07. “Coast To Coast”
08. “Valerie” (Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse cover)
09. “Since You Were Mine”
10. “Unchained Melody” (Righteous Brothers cover)

“Volume 2” Track Listing:

01. “Bad At Love”
02. “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish cover)
03. “New School Shiver”
04. “Sledgehammer” (Peter Gabriel cover)
05. “GBL GBD”
06. “Rebel Yell” (Billy Idol cover)
07. “Like You Never Left”
08. “Losing My Religion” (R.E.M. cover)
09. “One More Time”
10. “Don’t Look Back In Anger” (Oasis cover)

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Release New Song “Not Mad Enough” & Cover Of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers will be releasing a new album from their Smith & Myers project on October 9. The effort is simply titled “Volume 1” and the first two tracks from it, “Not Mad Enough” and a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” can be found below:

“Volume 1” Track Listing:

01. “Not Mad Enough”
02. “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
03. “The Weight of It All”
04. “Better Now” (Post Malone cover)
05. “Panic”
06. “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS cover)
07. “Coast To Coast”
08. “Valerie” (Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse cover)
09. “Since You Were Mine”
10. “Unchained Melody” (Righteous Brothers cover)

Smith said the following about the new record:

“We’ve spent a great deal of time and energy making sure this project is completely authentic. The main reason Smith & Myers exists has to do with the fans. A project that was born from multiple requests over the years has now evolved into its true identity. Make no mistake – it’s about the songs, it’s about the story, and above all it’s about the message.”

Myers added:

“It was an odd time to make a record at the beginning of a global pandemic, but the state of the world is reflected in the art we made on this album. It was some of the most creative times I’ve ever had as a musician or a songwriter. For the covers, we felt that we should approach them as a duo as if we had written the song modern day. With the originals, Brent and I had never discussed some of this subject matter before and we dug so deep while also touching on a world that’s rapidly changing around us the last eight months. We felt it would be disingenuous not to touch on social issues we ALL face as humans. We put a lot into this album and we truly hope you enjoy listening to it.”

In other news, Smith & Myers will also be playing some drive-in shows in Pennsylvania. Those will take place at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park Parking Lot on September 3, Scranton’s Circle Drive-In on September 18, and Butler’s Starlight Drive-In on September 19.

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Mastering New Album

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers have officially finished their new Smith & Myers album. The effort, which is currently being mastered, will feature 10 original songs and 10 covers.

Smith told 104.9 The X the following about the record:

“It’s not just every song on acoustic and a vocal. There’s a bit instrumentation that’s going into this. Also, it’s a double album. So it’s 10 covers that were really picked by the audience. We allowed the audience to submit as many songs as they would like to hear me and Zach perform. Because if you go back to 2014, we did the first SMITH & MYERS, but that was for the fans. We did these two EPs, five songs apiece. They were cover songs that the audience picked. And we put it out, and, honestly, we never really thought anything from it, when we released it, but there was such a demand for it that we decided to give it a shot and try to tour it and see if anybody would come out. To our shock, a lot of people came out. And so we decided with this project that we were gonna go for it and kind of go a bit more in-depth with it.”

“So there’s 10 original SMITH & MYERS songs for the very first time, and then another batch of 10 songs that were really submitted by the audience that we looked at the percentages of everything and we picked the 10 that we felt like people really wanted to hear. And we’re in the mastering process of it right now. We’re in the home stretch of getting it prepared for the audience and for the world, and you’re gonna see some brand new news to come very, very shortly about when that’s gonna be coming out.”

[via Blabbermouth]