Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren said in a new interview with Milwaukee radio station 102.9 The Hog that the band did not make a conscious effort to come up with another song on its new LP Evolution that would have the potential to repeat the crossover success of its triple-platinum smash “The Sound Of Silence.”
But Wengren added that the song’s success made fans more receptive to softer material from the group. He explained, “The success of ‘The Sound Of Silence’ definitely opened the door for us in that regard. But that wasn’t something that we necessarily wanted to chase (on Evolution). I think that being able to put some balance on this record was more of an artistic thing for us. I think if we were trying to chase something . . . I just don’t think it would work. Everything for us has always gotta be done naturally and come from the heart.”
Evolution, Disturbed’s seventh studio album, will arrive on October 19th. Last week the band shared the official music video for “Are You Ready,” the first single from the LP. The new disc follows up 2015’s Immortalized, which contained the Simon & Garfunkel cover that became the quartet’s biggest hit yet.
Immortalized was Disturbed’s fifth Number One album in a row and ended a four-year hiatus for the group.
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