Unity

Shinedown

About Unity

"Unity" is the second single from American rock band Shinedown's fourth studio album, Amaryllis.


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2012
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I found a note with your name
And a picture of us
Even though it was framed
And covered in dust
It's the map in my mind that sends me on my way

They say it's never too late
To stop being afraid
And there is no one else here
So why should I wait?
And in the blink of an eye the past begins to fade

So have you ever been caught in a sea of despair?
And your moment of truth
Is the day that you say "I'm not scared"

Put your hands in the air
If you hear me out there
I've been looking for you day and night
Shine a light in the dark
Let me see where you are
'Cause I'm not gonna leave you behind

If I told you that you're not alone
And I show you this is where you belong
Put your hands in the air
One more time

I've seen a million miles
Met a million faces
Took all I knew
To reach all these places
And I'd do it again
If it brings me back to you

So have you ever been caught in a sea of despair?
And your moment of truth
Is the day that you say "I'm not scared"

Put your hands in the air
If you hear me out there
I've been looking for you day and night
Shine a light in the dark
Let me see where you are
'Cause I'm not gonna leave you behind

If I told you that you're not alone
And I show you this is where you belong
Put your hands in the air
One more time

Put your hands in the air

Put your hands in the air
If you hear me out there
I've been looking for you day and night
Shine a light in the dark
Let me see where you are
'Cause I'm not gonna leave you behind

If I told you that you're not alone
And I show you this is where you belong
Put your hands in the air
One more time
Put your hands in the air
One more time

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Shinedown

Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith (vocals), Brad Stewart (bass), Jasin Todd (guitar), and Barry Kerch (drums). A few line-up changes followed, and the band's current line-up consists of Smith and Kerch, the band's only two remaining original members, with guitarist Zach Myers and bassist and pianist Eric Bass. Since Shinedown's inception, they have released four albums – Leave a Whisper (2003), Us and Them (2005), The Sound of Madness (2008), and Amaryllis (2012) – and a total of 15 singles. They have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. more »

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Written by: Eric Bass, Dave Bassett, Brent Smith

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Song Details
"Unity" is a song by the American rock band Shinedown. - It was released on March 12, 2012. - It is the third single from their fourth studio album, "Amaryllis."
Production and Release
"Unity" was written by Shinedown members Brent Smith and Eric Bass. - The song was produced by Rob Cavallo, who has worked with artists such as Green Day and My Chemical Romance. - The official music video premiered on YouTube on April 25, 2012.
Chart Performance
The song was a commercial success. - "Unity" peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. - It also charted in the top 20 of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
Song Theme
The song is about unity and coming together despite differences. - Its lyrics express a call for unity and the belief that "when all is lost, you will find out who your friends are". - Frontman Brent Smith has stated that the song promotes "striving for a common goal and the unity that comes out of that."
Live Performances
Shinedown has performed "Unity" live at multiple venues including music festivals, TV programs, and concerts. - During live performances, the band often encourages audiences to come together and unite, reinforcing the message of the song.
Reception
The song received generally positive reviews from critics. - Many appreciated its uplifting message and music arrangement. - It has often been highlighted as a fan favorite.
Band
"Unity" is a song by the rock band Shinedown. Shinedown is an American band known for their high-energy performances and a hard rock sound layered with elements of pop and metal.
Release Date
The song was released on March 12, 2012. It served as the third single off their fourth album "Amaryllis."
Lyrics
"Unity" has a positive message and was written by the band’s lead singer Brent Smith, band members Eric Bass, Dave Bassett, and producer Rob Cavallo. The lyrics mostly speak about overcoming differences and coming together collectively.
Music Video
The music video was directed by Darren Doane. It features Brent Smith walking through a desolate city, inviting people to join him in unity.
Awards
"Unity" reached the top 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and was nominated as Song of the Year on Loudwire's 2012 Music Awards.
Live Performance
The song is known for its powerful performance on live shows. The unity theme is often carried into Shinedown's concerts, bringing a connected feel to the audience.
Album Success
The album "Amaryllis" in which "Unity" appears in, has reached RIAA Platinum Certification. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Influence and Message
"Unity" is often praised for its uplifting message and for presenting a sense of hope, empathy, and reconciliation. The lyrics emphasize the necessity and power of unity in a worldwide context.
Chart Performance
The song peaked at #16 on the U.S Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Songs. It also ranked at #4 on the U.S Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs.
Public Reception
Listeners and critics alike have praised the song for its anthemic nature and the band's ability to blend a meaningful societal message with their trademark hard rock sound.

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