Rock giants Shinedown have announced they will be doing their part in relief efforts for the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. What are they doing? Shinedown are partnering with Direct Relief and releasing a new single Atlas Falls and Special Edition t-shirt. 100% of all proceeds from the T-shirt are going straight to Direct Relief. To kick things off Shinedown are putting their money where their mouth is and donating $20,000 of their own money to Direct Relief. Purchase your shirt HERE Listen to a clip of the new single below.
“I have always said and believe to be true that music can heal us all. We need music, and each other, now more than ever as we all are witnessing a global pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen in many generations. Myself, Barry, Zach, Eric, and our Shinedown family want the entire world to know that we are in this together, and we must all do our part and continue to encourage love, respect and taking care of each other. Now is the time to put our differences aside so that we can truly lift each other up. We have partnered with an incredible organization Direct Relief who are doing important work globally to help the medical community receive the resources they need in order to save lives. Years ago during the writing and recording of the Amaryllis album there was a song that meant a great deal to me and the band titled “Atlas Falls.” Although the song did not make the album, I always felt that one day the world would hear it…It has never been more clear to me than right now that the time has come for ‘Atlas Falls’ to arrive.”Brent Smith- Shinedown
Atlas Falls T-Shirt
Shinedown drew inspiration from the Greek myth of Titan Atlas who carries a celestial sphere on his shoulders, the song is a reassuring anthem that if Atlas falls, we will hold each other up in times of strife.
Who Are Direct Relief
Direct Relief are currently on the front lines providing personal protective equipment and essential medical items, including protective masks, exam gloves and isolation gowns, to U.S. and international health workers.