Disturbed announced their new album Divide last week, which surprisingly revealed Heart singer Anne Wilson on the song “Don’t Tell Me”. Of course, this prompted many people to ask what was the connection between Wilson and Disturbed, and how it came as a guest. In an interview with WRIF, Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan said it was all down to the band’s must-see 2015 cover of “Sound Of Silence” and Wilson professing his love for her in an interview.
“At the beginning of our career, we really wanted to establish ourselves without having guests. We didn’t really talk about it a lot, but just [felt], ‘This is the group.’ Not that we’ve ever been against it, but so far in our career… We’re always pushing ourselves, trying to do different things musically. And there’s so much talent out there and so many people we’d love to do collaborations with now or later in our careers.
“Anne Wilson had mentioned before – she’s already tweeted about us,” he continued. she really loved our version of ‘The Sound Of Silence’. And that kind of opened the door for a social media friendship between her and [vocalist David Draiman] a little. And then when we wrote that song, it just seemed like it would lend itself to Ann’s vocals and then try to see that merging between her and Davidthe voices together. She jumped at the chance. Immediately, she responded, and we were, like, ‘Holy shit. She just said yes to that.'”
On Wilson say yes to collaboration, Donegan added “it’s not like she’s sitting there and jumping on people’s albums either, so we take it as a badge of honor to think that there aren’t many times when someone one as big a legend as she is that she’d jump on any album she doesn’t “I don’t have to, and she chose to be on this one. And she loves the track. And it went well.”
Disturbed will release their new album Divide for November 18. Pre-orders are available here, and you can check out the latest single “Unstoppable” below.
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