With the rise of addiction becoming a borderline epidemic, Disturbed have returned to tell fans who are struggling that things will get better. On Friday (Sept. 21), the Illinois-founded band unleashed “A Reason to Fight”; the second single off their upcoming new album. In a press statement, frontman David Draiman and guitarist Dan Donegan explain that the acoustic ballad is about fighting your inner demons no matter what those demons may be.
“The message behind ‘A Reason to Fight’ is a personal one,” begins Draiman. “We’ve all seen people that we care about fall victim to addiction. Dan [Donegan] sent me a rough idea for the song and it hit home particularly hard.”
“I know people who’ve battled addiction and have seen it in their face — the shame they have — feeling they’ve let themselves and others down,” adds Donegan. “We wanted to write a song with a positive message for people in that situation to stay hopeful and not give up the fight, as challenging as it may be. It’s an everyday struggle, but there can also be a light at the end of the tunnel.”
The music video for the new song was directed by Matt Mahurin whose resume includes U2, Metallica, and Disturbed’s music video for their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” Watch the music video for “A Reason to Fight” above.
“A Reason to Fight” will join “Are You Ready” on Disturbed’s upcoming seventh studio album Evolution. Evolution is due out Oct. 19 through Reprise Records. All pre-orders of the forthcoming record will include instant downloads of the two single.
Evolution is the follow-up to 2015’s Immortalized.