The chatter in the buildup to Shinedown’s seventh album Planet Zero (Atlantic Records) has focused on the lyrics and subject matter and a new ground for a band who have stood up for unity, mental health support, and anti-bullying. Freedom of speech has long been a vanguard of rock lyrics, and it is interesting that Shinedown’s challenge of cancel culture has been seen as evidence of an underlying conservatism, though lines about people being “woke, but not awake” and sections of the society being “Clueless and Dramatic” will invite comment, even if the stated intention is to encourage exploration of nuance and individuality. Indeed, the band stated on the album launch “It’s not a record for the right, it’s not a record for the left… it’s a record for all of us.”
Shinedown has decided to move the release date of its new album, Planet Zero, to July 1st from the previously announced date next week, April 22nd, 2022. The album is due for release on the bands’ long-time label Atlantic Records. The news of the LP’s delay was shared in a video message on Shinedown’s social media today (Tuesday, April 12). Guitarist Zach Myers said: “As a band, we have decided to sadly push our album from April 22nd to July 1st, and here’s why. Due to delays in physical production of vinyl and CDs, we want everyone to be able to experience ‘Planet Zero’ together as a community, because that’s what ‘Planet Zero’ is about. So pay attention to our e-mail newsletter and we promise you it will be worth the wait. Stay with us. ‘Planet Zero’ is coming; it’s just coming a little later than expected.” The band is also being honored this week at Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort into their Walk of Fame for Performers.
Shinedown has shared a new music video for lead single “Planet Zero” which you can watch below. The video arrives as “Planet Zero” hits #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart this week. The explosive single, the title track from the band’s seventh studio album out April 22nd, on Atlantic Records. Pre-order the album now and check out hte video here!
Shinedown has announced their new album, their seventh, Planet Zero is due for release this spring on April 22nd, 2022 via their longtime label, Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are live right now! The band dropped a killer new single today, the title track. They also will kickoff their new headline tour today, which you get tickets for at the link below. The band recently earned raves for their documentary Attention Attention, for their 2018 album of the same name and more, out now in the U.S. and Canada, soon to be available internationally soon. Check out “Planet Zero” now! Continue reading