Disturbed release new single 'A Reason To Fight' ahead of Oct 19 launch of new album, 'Evolution'
“The message behind A Reason To Fight is a personal one,”says the Disturbed lead vocalist David Draiman
Two-time Grammy-nominated rock band Disturbed are giving fans another sneak preview of their much-anticipated new album Evolution (Reprise Records) with today’s release of A Reason To Fight and its Matt Mahurin-directed (U2, Metallica) companion video.
Mahurin also directed the video for Disturbed’s Grammy-nominated rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence, a clip that has amassed over 429 million YouTube views to date.
“The message behind A Reason To Fight is a personal one,” says Disturbed lead vocalist David Draiman. “We’ve all seen people that we care about fall victim to addiction. Dan [Donegan, Disturbed’s guitarist] sent me a rough idea for the song and it hit home particularly hard.”
“I know people who’ve battled addiction and have seen it in their face—the shame they have—feeling they’ve let themselves and others down,” says Donegan. “We wanted to write a song with a positive message for people in that situation to stay hopeful and not give up the fight, as challenging as it may be. It’s an everyday struggle, but there can also be a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Adds Draiman, “The chorus goes, ‘When the demon that’s inside you is ready to begin and it feels like it’s a battle that you can never win, when you’re aching for the fire and begging for your sin. When there’s nothing left inside, there’s still a reason to fight.’ Hopefully, it’s a message that resonates.”
A Reason To Fight follows the release of lead single Are You Ready, which is currently #3 at rock radio. It has garnered more than 4.1 million YouTube views in just a few short weeks.
Both tracks are available as instant downloads to pre-order Evolution ahead of its October 19 release date.
The band also recently announced that they’re teaming with SiriusXM for a special hometown performance at Chicago’s Vic Theatre on October 10. This SiriusXM subscriber event will air October 18 on SiriusXM’s Octane and Turbo Channels. Three days later, the band will perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
The band — vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer — recorded Evolution in Vegas with Kevin Churko, who produced their previous release, 2015’s Immortalized. That album became the band’s fifth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200, earned a platinum certification, and yielded the triple-platinum crossover smash The Sound of Silence. The latter earned a Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” Additionally, took home “Best Rock Artist” at the iHeartRadioMusic Awards.