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~In a While Now, I Will Feel Better~

It’s rare for me to draw inspiration from an artist as commercialized and famous as Shinedown. Typically, I like to find songs by bands so anonymous to the general public that I feel like they only apply to me. But for some reason, I have felt a particular connection with the title track off of Shinedown’s most recent album. ‘Amaryllis’ is a towering ballad, complete with shimmering acoustic guitars, crashing electric riffs, and a movie-climax type of chorus. It’s all so easily accessible yet emotionally intense at the same time. I compare it to The Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”, with which I feel that it shares many parallels. Even though the album itself was a disappointment in my opinion, ‘Amaryllis’ just might be my favorite song of the year so far. If you haven’t heard it yet, give it a chance. If you don’t like it at first, give it a few more listens and see if it sinks in. I think you might be surprised at how well this song relates to you (or alternatively, it just relates to me a whole fucking lot right now and I’m projecting that onto all of you). Either way, I present to you Amaryllis – the song that is keeping me going right now. Enjoy.





SowingSeason
04.02.12
Mainstream rock speaks to me fellas

Kris.
04.02.12
shinedown used to be cool when i was little songs like 45 ruled so hard but now they suck this song kinda sucks no offense sowyng

Deviant.
04.02.12
Mixtapes for girls, Hunger Games soundtrack review and now this?

Are you sure you're on the right site?

SowingSeason
04.02.12
Just sharing

iswimfast
04.02.12
Song is one of the few good songs on the new album. It's nice having someone who doesn't shit on things just because they are mainstream.

Irving
04.02.12
"Mixtapes for girls, Hunger Games soundtrack review and now this?

Are you sure you're on the right site?"

Ahahahaha.

Acanthus
04.02.12
I listened to their first three albums back to back in college when I was writing and doing other homework, the vibe was perfect for that.

tiesthatbind
04.02.12
It's between this and Through The Ghost for my favorite on the album. The album isn't much more than decent but it was still a bit of a grower for me.

PistolPete
04.02.12
can't believe a shinedown song is rocking the sputnikblog

bloc
04.02.12
Never listened to this band before, but there was a great article in GW about Zach's history with the band and how did was pretty much the sole guitarist on this album. Not really going to listen to the album, but it's nice to read about.

mastille
04.02.12
I'd take Nickelback's If Today Was Your Last Day over this

Athom
04.02.12
this band is fucking terrible.

SowingSeason
04.02.12
I actually think they are a cut above most mainstream rock bands today, but yeah, they aren't very unique.

LoungeFly23
04.03.12
Only good song off a mediocre album.

theacademy
04.04.12
im with u sowing

Nomos
04.04.12
Difference is Iris has a hook and is catchy....everything about this track screams "generic", and he's even got an annoying country-sounding voice to boot :(

tiesthatbind
04.04.12
Southern accent =/= country

BewilderedLemon
04.06.12
"this band is fucking terrible." what an insightful, well thought out opinion. Why do hipsters get mad when mainstream artists are mentioned?

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