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Yes, David Draiman Was Likely High When He Wrote "Stupify" And Most Other DISTURBED Songs

This explains so much!

This explains so much!

Do you remember the first time listening to Disturbed and going, man, how high must this singer have been to record this? Turns out…very high. In a new interview with Revolver, frontman David Draiman reveals he enjoys a good toke before getting the songwriting going:

"Ninety-five percent of the songs I’ve written in my life, I’ve written them while high. That’s the god’s honest truth,” he says. “I’ll have a very skeletal musical idea in my head, and then I’ll light one up, go in the shower and let the steam kind of build up…it helps me relax, and I can see the gaps. I can see the holes in the rhythm and the melody and I’ll know where I can go, and what the possibilities are. It helps me be able to perceive every- thing a little bit more clearly. So I figured, ‘What the hell, let’s write a song about it!’"

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He goes on to mention that there is a track on their new album called "Fire It Up," which is a tribute to everybody's favorite gree leaf. Additionally, the man loves to get high before singing sessions:

Another notable thing about “The Sound of Silence”? “When I cut the vocal, I had just finished tracking another song, and it was the end of my work day,” Draiman says. “I was exhausted, and I wasn’t expecting to have to sing anymore… so I took a nice hit off a big fat bowl.” He laughs. “Then Kevin played me the arrangement and he said, ‘You wanna try singing to it?’ And I was like, ‘I just got high! I’m stoned off my ass!’ But I wound up getting back in the vocal booth for two hours, maybe more. Just vibing and going on feel.”

So, it's not exactly breaking news that creative people enjoy a toke or two before getting creative, but who knew David Draiman enjoyed it too? KIDDING!

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