DISTURBED Releases Music Video For First New Song In Four Years, ‘Hey You’

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DISTURBED has released “Hey You”, the first single off the band’s upcoming studio album. The official music video for the song, directed by Josiahx, can be seen below.

DISTURBED front-man David Draiman stated about the track: “It’s a wake-up call. We’ve become our own worst enemies. Civil discourse has become the exception instead of the norm. People have lost themselves in outrage addiction.”

All four members of DISTURBED were in Los Angeles on June 14 to film the “Hey You” music video.

Guitarist Dan Donegan and bassist John Moyer both shared photos from before and during the shoot, with Dan writing: “Time to make a music video! First single off the new album coming in the very near future.” Moyer added in a separate post: “Band performance about to go down! New DISTURBED coming soon!!”

Prior to DISTURBED‘s appearance at the 2021 edition of Welcome To Rockville last November, Draiman told Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio that the band will likely do things slightly differently with the upcoming release. “The way that I see it happening is we’re probably not gonna put out something in the traditional full-length; we’re probably gonna be doing two separate releases,” he explained. “So we’ll probably have one geared for release — if everything works as planned — by the fall, and then maybe something the following year as well.” When Brutus asked Draiman to clarify if that means that the next DISTURBED release will be an EP, David said: “Define it what you want, but it would like five or six songs at a pop — something like that.

“We live in an environment right now and in an age where people’s consumption of music has been very soundbitish and very track-driven and very single-driven,” he continued. “And there’s definitely some beauty towards continuing to try and [make]things like concept records and telling a long story over the duration of a series of songs — there’s huge merit to that — but I think that when you write 10 songs and three of them actually get worked at radio and maybe, if you’re lucky, the fans are really familiar with half the record and the rest ends up sitting on a shelf, and if you do end up pulling it out one day, it’s like an obscure, weird moment during the set, and it’s almost like gratuitous for yourself. I don’t wanna do that anymore. I wanna make everything count. I wanna make sure that we get the biggest bang for everything we’re putting out there. I think that that should be easily attainable. It seems to be where the environment is going, and it seems to be — whether we like it or not — what the digital age has funneled us into.”

In March 2021, DISTURBED‘s “The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour” was officially canceled. The amphitheater tour, with very special guest STAIND and BAD WOLVES, was originally slated to take place in the summer of 2020 but was rescheduled to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was eventually scrapped altogether.

“The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour” was supposed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of DISTURBED‘s seminal album “The Sickness”. On the tour, the band was expected to perform songs off the album, as well as tracks from “Evolution” and DISTURBED‘s extensive catalog.

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