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13 January 2024

Watch The Video For Disturbed’s ‘Don’t Tell Me’ Ft. Heart’s Ann Wilson

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Disturbed have shared the music video for Don’t Tell Me, a track from the band’s latest studio album, Divisive. The song, an epic emotionally charged duet with Heart’s Ann Wilson, marks the first time the band has included a guest feature on an LP. You can watch the video, which was directed by Matt Mahurin, below.

Vocalist David Draiman said in a statement: “I have tremendous respect for Ann. In my humble opinion, she’s the greatest female rock voice of all time. I think she’s untouchable. I feel like we were very gifted to have her be a part of this.”

Ann Wilson said: “I was honored when I got the call from David Draiman. Disturbed did a version of [Simon & Garfunkel’s] The Sound Of Silence that my husband and I both really dug. And so when the opportunity came to sing a duet with him on a song that meant so much to David emotionally, I jumped at the chance. And then the video turned out great, which is yet another cherry on top. Hopefully we’ll find a time to perform Don’t Tell Me live together at some point. If they call, I’m there.”

Regarding how the collaboration with Wilson came about, Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren told Terrie Carr of WDHA-FM 105.5 FM: “That was always supposed to be the ‘power ballad,’ per se. And as we were tracking it in the studio, David [Draiman] just threw out the idea, ‘Hey, let’s do a duet on this song.’ We’ve tossed around the idea before, but there wasn’t ever either the right material or the right time.

He added “So in this particular case, we kind of said, ‘Well, who you’ve got in mind?’ And [David] didn’t even have a list; he just had one person, and that was Ann Wilson. It was a no-brainer. ‘Hey, let’s hit up Ann. Let’s see if she’d be into it.’ And she was on board right away; we didn’t have to convince her.”

Released in November 2022, Disturbed’s current album Divisive was recorded earlier that year with producer Drew Fulk (Motionless In White, Lil Peep, Highly Suspect) in Nashville, Tennessee. On the all-format Billboard 200 chart, the album debuted at No. 13. Disturbed has had five No. 1s on the all-genre chart, beginning with Believe in 2002.

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