Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with DISTURBED frontman David Draiman. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.
Speaking about how fatherhood has affected his lyric-writing approach, Draiman said: "My son and the perspective that I have gained, I suppose you could say, since he's come into the world is something that affects everything I do, undeniably. So I'd be lying if I said that his coming into the world didn't impact the lyrics on some level, particularly on tracks like 'Who Taught You How To Hate' and a few others on the record. If anything, it's enhanced every single aspect of defensiveness, of questioning, of being uncertain of the future… Nothing like having a child to make you much more weary of an already very frightening world. I've never seen more 'pure red' than when it's been an issue with my boy, on somebody… any little thing. You're much more defensive, you're much more protective, for sure."
Last year's release of "Immortalized" ended DISTURBED's nearly four-year hiatus, during which Draiman spent time with his wife, model/wrestler Lena Yada, and their son, Samuel, who was born in September 2013.
Although Draiman's son was born healthy, David's then-project DEVICE canceled all its tour dates so that the singer could be close to home after his wife began having complications with the pregnancy.
Back in 2013, Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio how he hoped to raise his son. "Oh, I'm going to raise him on BLACK SABBATH and METALLICA and football and MMA and all things that should matter for a young boy, and discipline and strength and honor and courage and everything that I would hope to instill within my son," he said. "I'm very much looking forward to utilizing the wealth of experiences that I've gone through in my life to help guide him through the darkness."