Shinedown's Smith & Myers Cover Adele's 'Someone Like You': Exclusive Premiere

Zach Myers and Brent Smith of Shinedown

John Stephens and Jonathan Lipking

Shinedown's Brent Smith and Zach Myers are ready to drop another slate of classic covers -- this time including Adele's wrenching breakup classic "Someone Like You."

The award-winning song is part of Smith & Myers' "Acoustic Sessions" project, envisioned as a 10-track album chosen by fans via Facebook. However, four tracks were held-up awaiting clearance, meaning the initial idea was carved in two. Those four tracks have now been given the green-light and will appear in a second wave release on March 18, under the moniker "Acoustic Sessions Part 2." 

"Someone Like You" will feature alongside new versions of Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" and Pearl Jam's "Black" (which will be available for streaming only). Billboard.com exclusively premiere's Smith & Myers' take on Adele’s heart-breaker below. 

Each of the four acoustic tracks was done in a single take. "Myself and Zach are so excited that finally all 10 cover songs are available for the world,” Smith tells Billboard.com. 

The first round of six covers was released back in January as the “Acoustic Sessions,” including works by the Clash ("London Calling"), Otis Redding ("Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"), Metallica ("Nothing Else Matters") and the Black Crowes ("She Talks to Angels"). 

As previously reported, Shinedown are knuckling down for the creation of a new album and film. The Smith & Myers acoustic works should give fans something to tide themselves over. "It's not about money for us,” Smith told Billboard earlier this year. “We didn't write these songs. We did this for the audience and for the fans, and we know it's something they're gonna dig."

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