DISTURBED has tapped directors Culley Bunker and Craig Bernard to helm the band’s new music video for the song “The Light”. The clip, which is expected to make its only debut soon, is being produced by Evan Urman and executive-produced by Jason Valen.
“The Light” is taken from DISTURBED’s first new album since 2011, “Immortalized”, which was released on August 21.
In a recent interview with Loudwire, DISTURBED singer David Draiman stated about “The Light”: “Go figure. DISTURBED songs with an air of positivity. Who would have ever thought?”
He continued: “You know, the only way that you get to appreciate the darkness is by contrasting it with light. I think that people have utilized our music in particular to get them through the difficult periods in their lives, to triumph against adversity, to overcome obstacles. And it’s been my experience, with people in my life, or friends that I have or have had, that sometimes those periods in our lives that are dark ones can be so daunting and you let them overwhelm you to the extent that you succumb to hopelessness and you succumb to stagnation. And the truth be told, everything is a pathway. Sometimes you have to go through dark periods in your life in order to find the answer that you need, in order to become stronger, in order to see the light, per se. And it’s just putting things in that perspective.”
Draiman added: “That song was actually the very first song that was both written and recorded for this entire session. Because it is as different as it is, that was one of the first ones that I was, like, ‘Hmmm, I’m not so sure. I mean, I recognize that it’s a big hook, but stylistically, how do I… Can I come to terms with this?’ And that was another one of the reasons that made me wanna go out to Chicago to get in front of the [other] guys [in DISTURBED] and throw some of these ideas at them in person, some of the things to help reassure me.”
DISTURBED landed its fifth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 chart with “Immortalized”.
The new disc opened with 98,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending August 27, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 93,000 were pure album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
DISTURBED is only the third group to score five consecutive No. 1-debuting studio albums. They join METALLICA (five No. 1-debuting studio sets between 1991-2008) and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND (six; 1998-2012).
“Immortalized” is DISTURBED’s first studio set since 2010’s “Asylum”, which opened atop The Billboard 200 with 179,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. The act previously led the list with “Indestructible” (released in 2008), “Ten Thousand Fists” (2005) and “Believe” (2002).
The only DISTURBED album to miss the top position was the band’s debut, “The Sickness”, which peaked at No. 29 in 2000.