Trystan MacDonald of Lithium Magazine recently conducted an interview with DISTURBED/DEVICE frontman David Draiman. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
On how supportive DISTURBED fans have been in helping him launch DEVICE:
“I think I’ve always been able to count on the fans for support… I’ve never questioned that for a minute. Truth be told, if the proof wasn’t in the pudding, it wouldn’t happen. To a certain extent, I have their trust, and I cherish that, but eventually the music is going to have to live up to the hype.”
On DEVICE‘s first single, “Vilify”, which was released to the public on February 19:
“It’s one of the biggest songs on the record [and] it has a stylistic bridge, if you will. I figure ‘Vilify’ is the perfect song to bridge people from DISTURBED into DEVICE. There is the familiarity of my melodic vocal delivery and there is the electronic element which is much more prevalent in DEVICE.”
On how much creative control he had over the “Vilify” video:
“I stay away from that completely. Pretty much, ever since the ‘Prayer’ video, I never really get too involved in that too much. I got burnt pretty hard when MTV decided to ban the video I co-directed. Ever since then, I think, ‘That way it’s not my fault, it’s somebody else’s fault. I didn’t write it!’ [laughs] I’m still involved as an artist, but I’m not the guy who comes up with the ideas anymore. For DEVICE, in the future I may do it, but for DISTURBED, I don’t want to do it.”
Read the entire interview from Lithium Magazine.