Cut The Cord

Album: Threat To Survival (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the lead single from Shinedown's fifth album. Vocalist Brent Smith told Billboard magazine: "'Cut The Cord' is a wake up call reminding us all that we can control our own destiny by finding the courage and tenacity to destroy whatever it is that's holding us back. The process may not be pretty or perfect or even easy, but absolutely necessary. The song is brutally honest and unapologetic, which is what Shinedown has always been."
  • The song's music video was directed by Darren Doane, who previously worked with Shinedown on their clips for "Devour", "Sound of Madness" and "If You Only Knew." "We really wanted the video to match the intensity of the song," Smith said. "We've worked with Darren Doane on several of our videos so there's a real trust between us and it only took a few takes. Honestly, I don't think we could have done too many more - we gave it everything we had, literally playing so hard that it physically hurt."

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  • Melissa from Merrillville, IndianaI love️ ShineDown! I relate to these songs a lot & everyone of them have meaning to me. ShineDown has been there when I was at my lowest point & ShineDown has been there when I'm rockin' out in my house! I downloaded all their songs & I listen to their songs every day. Again, there's no music that beats alternative rock & rock. It's mind-blowing how good they freaking sound just downloading their songs onto my iPhone. I wish I could see them at one of their concerts. ShineDown is one of the most badass bands of all time. I love️ ShineDown too because they've never changed their music throughout the years. Shinedown has NEVER abandoned their beliefs or values regarding their style of alternative rock/rock throughout the years & it's very impressive. I'm sure there's a lot of unbelievable pressure in the music biz, I feel it's criminal to bully & force bands to change their style of music. OMG! ShineDown Rocks!! I love️ Brent...lead vocals, Zach...guitar, Eric...bass & piano, & Barry...drums!! I'm looking forward to new music by Shinedown to download & add them to my kick-ass collection. I love️ You Guys!!
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