DISTURBED recently performed an acoustic version of its "A Reason To Fight" single for Radio.com. You can watch video footage of the rendition below.
"A Reason To Fight" is second single from DISTURBED's latest album, "Evolution", which was released on October 19.
"The message behind 'A Reason To Fight' is a personal one," said DISTURBED lead vocalist David Draiman. "We've all seen people that we care about fall victim to addiction. Dan [Donegan, DISTURBED's guitarist] 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," said 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."
Added Draiman: "The chorus goes, 'When the demon that’s inside you is ready to begin and it feels like it's a battle that you can never win, when you're aching for the fire and begging for your sin. When there's nothing left inside, there's still a reason to fight.' Hopefully it's a message that resonates."
"Evolution" earned 71,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 25 to land at position No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Of that sum, 65,000 were in traditional album sales.
"Evolution" is DISTURBED's sixth top 10 effort, and it follows the band's previous studio release, 2015's "Immortalized", which bowed at No. 1 with 98,000 units earned in its first week. "Immortalized" was DISTURBED's fifth consecutive album to enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1 — a feat shared only with METALLICA and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND.
Last month, DISTURBED hit No. 1 at rock radio with new single "Are You Ready", the band's 12th No. 1 single and the fastest chart-climber of its career, reaching the top spot in only six short weeks.
Nearly half the songs on "Evolution" are acoustic or semi-acoustic.
Like "Immortalized", the new album was recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko.