Shinedown Embraces the Rhythm in New Song, “State of My Head”

Credit: Darren DoaneShinedown has shared "State of My Head," another new track from the band's forthcoming album, Threat to Survival. The song takes on a more mellow groove than the two previously released Threat to Survival tracks, "Black Cadillac" and "Cut the Cord." You can listen to "State of My Head" now at

"'State of My Head' was actually built around its rhythm, inspired by the bounce of the song and the way the track moves," frontman Brent Smith tells USA Today. "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."

Threat to Survival will be released September 18. "Cut the Cord," the album's lead single, currently sits atop Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs, Shinedown's ninth number-one track on the chart.

In support of Threat to Survival, Shinedown will embark on a co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin, which kicks off October 16 in Wichita, Kansas.

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