DISTURBED’s DAVID DRAIMAN discusses importance of vocals in modern music: “People remember the hooks”


DISTURBED leader David Draimanwho produced TRIVIUMit is “Vengeance Falls” album almost a decade ago, was asked in a new interview with AXS-TVit is “Rock & Tell” whether he is drawn to listening to vocals first when working with an artist or whether he is able to block that out and listen to something else first. He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Well, it all depends on what kind of music you’re tackling, number one. Obviously, if we’re talking about something instrumental, then that’s a moot point. But if you’re talking about a song that’s focused on vocals, and that’s how 99.9% of all music is vocal driven, so I think any producer, whether it’s me or anybody else, is going to start with the vocals. musical has to be powerful, it has to be complex, it has to be artistic, it has to tell a story of its own and have its own color and all those things, but at the end of the day people remember the hooks. usuallyusually – and don’t get me wrong, there are some cases where there are exceptions, but the voice carries the hook, for the most part. In fact, so much so that I’d say most producers will tend to eliminate some aspect of musicality in cases to accommodate the voice where it’s so loud that things get in the way. And I think if you don’t do that, then you shoot yourself in the foot.”

He continued, “Don’t get me wrong, it’s like the focal point of the laser; if he doesn’t have the rest of the machine, he doesn’t work and he isn’t as powerful; become the laser. But when the rest of the machine works with it, it will burn you.”

DISTURBED performed live for the first time in nearly two years in late September as one of the headliners of the stronger than life festival in Louisville, Kentucky.

In March 2021, DISTURBEDit is “The Illness 20th Anniversary Tour” has been officially cancelled. The visit to the amphitheater, with a very special guest STAIN and BAD WOLVES, was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was eventually completely abandoned.

“The Illness 20th Anniversary Tour” was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of DISTURBEDthe flagship album of “Disease”. During this tour, the group was to perform songs from the album, as well as pieces from “Evolution” and DISTURBEDextensive catalog.

In September 2020, DISTURBED released a cover version of Stingthe 1993 single “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”.


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