Shinedown Motivate With ‘State of My Head’ Video
Need a little kick in the pants? Does your "get up" need some "go"? Then Shinedown have the song for you. The band has just unveiled the video for their latest single "State of My Head," and as you can see it's an all-purpose anthem motivating people into action.
Talking about the song earlier this year, singer Brent Smith told USA Today, “‘State of My Head’ was actually built around its rhythm, inspired by the bounce of the song and the way the track moves. Usually I write with a melody in mind, but this time, it was more about the flow. We really didn’t have the other instrumentation down — I pretty much wrote it to a drum track. We will always be ‘rock and roll’ to the bone, but this song is a prime example of how we refused to limit ourselves on this album.”
A hoodie-wearing Brent Smith opens the video as we see flashes of various athletes and entertainers using the song to push them. A football team that needs pumping up? Check. Rodeo riders hanging on for dear life? Check. MMA fighters sparring? Check. Skateboarders, break dancers, street mural artists ... check, check and check. "State of My Head" motivates all, including Shinedown who soundtrack a slow motion walk as they head out to perform and return to their bus.
And speaking of performing, while the band has shut it down for the year after recently completing a co-headlining trek with Breaking Benjamin, singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers are keeping the momentum going with a December acoustic trek.
The band will reconvene in January for a trip to the U.K. for dates that spill over into February. And they were among the names called when the Rock on the Range lineup was revealed this week. See all of the Smith & Myers and Shinedown shows at this location.
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