Disturbed have released their new single, “Divisive,” the title track from their forthcoming album, out November 18, 2022 via Reprise Records. Pre-order/pre-save the album now HERE. Listen to the song here and watch the lyric video now below.
Lead singer, David Draiman says of the song, “The title track and the title itself are indicative of the incredibly fucked up state of things we are living in. It’s about how hyper-polarity has influenced everything people do in life. People are addicted to outrage. They’re addicted to finding the next thing that will piss them off so they can rave about it on social media. Everything negative was given a shot of steroids.”
Guitarist Dan Donegan adds, ““David was in the room listening to me play the riff, and he fell in love with it instantly. It was one of the early musical ideas. It’s fun to be face-to-face, because we can feed off of each other and we see the level of excitement.”
Bulldozing the way for the record, the group have released the unpredictable and undeniable new singles “Unstoppable” and “Hey You.” “Hey You,” the album’s first single, spread like wildfire across airwaves, emerging as their 15th #1 single at Rock Radio. At the same time, it has already gathered 10 million-plus streams and counting, only increasing anticipation for Divisive.
Divisive pulls no punches as a precise, pummeling, and powerful hard rock opus. Over the last year, the quartet cut these ten tracks with producer Drew Fulk [Motionless In White, Lil Peep, Highly Suspect] in Nashville, TN. After Donegan shared initial ideas with the rest of the group, they locked in like never before with the groove as the backbone. Drummer Mike Wengren bolted down some of the strongest and boldest rhythms of their career punctuated by John Moyer’s punchy bass. Together, the musicians collectively conjured the focus and fire of their seminal early output augmented by airtight songcraft and a heightened level of musical chemistry that could only be forged by years of writing and touring together. As a result, Divisive finds Disturbed at their most dynamic, defiant, and dangerous.
Breaking ground, it also notably marks the first time the band included a guest feature on an album, boasting the epic emotionally charged duet “Don’t Tell Me” with Ann Wilson. Meanwhile, “Bad Man” ranks amongst the band’s heaviest material. At the same time, they infuse the likes of “Won’t Back Down” with uplifting melodies.