Despite their main success as a distinguishable, grunge-inspired hard rock band, Shinedown have always had a knack for tapping into emotional themes by means of undeniably-moving melody. “I’ll Follow You,” the band’s latest single, may be one of their biggest examples of this to date
“I’ll Follow You” serenades listeners in the same vein as past hits, “I Dare You” and “The Crow and the Butterfly,” floating gently across a beautiful piano riff and passionately erupting during its powerful chorus, in which Brent Smith belts out a declaration of loyalty and faith.
“I’ll Follow You” is not quite up to speed with past Shinedown singles, but it proves that the band is still capable of constructing substantial material. The song is a very special moment on an otherwise uninspiring album.
Shinedown- “I’ll Follow You:” 4/5