Speaking to the Artisan News Service on the red carpet of the 59th annual BMI Pop Awards which was held on May 17 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, SHINEDOWN vocalist Brent Smith was asked if the band's new material was similar to that on 2008's platinum-certified album "The Sound Of Madness".

"Not really, because we can't compare any of the other records to this one — just like we can't compare the first one to the second one or the third one to the first one," he said. "We pride ourselves on being a band that each record sounds completely different than the last. The beautiful thing is the journey and finding out where you are in your life, not only as a person, but where you are as an artist and as a musician and how far you've come and how far you've grown. So, for us, we tour a lot — our last record, we toured for almost three years — so it's very, very crucial and very, very important for us for this fourth record [to be as strong as possible], so we take our time."

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