“Shinedown has been my absolute favorite band since I was in 6th grade. A lot of my friends would listen to melodies and the overall sound of a song to decide if they liked it. But I was paying more attention to the vocals and lyrics. A couple of years later I found out that Brent went to my high school so I felt an even stronger connection to him. And still, to this day, I 100% believe that Brent is the best lyricist I’ve ever encountered through all the years that I’ve been listening to music.
My mom and I have always been really close and last year she went in for surgery. She ended up with an infection that she never recovered from, and after 5 months in the hospital she eventually passed away. It was during that time, I finally had the chance to hear the song Breathe, and it perfectly encpsulated my emotions and what I was going through. I had wanted to hear that song for a really long time but it was a special release, only available to people who bought tickets a show I couldn’t attend. So, it took a while, but I ended up hearing it at the time in my life when I needed it most.
I really wish she could have listened to Attention, Attention with me, it’s my favorite album of all. It’s 100% about going from a dark place to a happy one, so it’s completely self growth. And even though they obviously didn’t know what was going on in my life, because they’re them and I’m me, we’ve never met. It felt like they somehow knew the situation I was in and had personally extended a supportive hand.”
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