In a recent interview, David Draiman, the lead singer of Disturbed, made it abundantly clear that he is an avid fan of Taylor Swift. During his conversation with Sara Parker on Philadelphia’s WMMR radio station, Draiman wholeheartedly expressed his admiration for the pop sensation and even suggested a future collaboration.
The Disturbed frontman was quoted saying, “I would love to cover a Taylor Swift song… I think she is one of the most prolific songwriters of our generation.” Draiman’s appreciation didn’t stop there, he further added, “I think she’s insanely talented. I’d love to collaborate with Taylor if she ever wanted to, on any given day.”
Draiman’s reverence for Swift extends beyond just her musical talents. He commended her authenticity, stating, “I love the fact that she gets on stage in front of tens of thousands of screaming young female fans and plays a real instrument and sings live, and is the real deal.”
It’s intriguing to see how artists from seemingly contrasting genres recognize and celebrate each other’s talents. Draiman also highlighted other pop stars he holds in high regard, such as Pink and Lady Gaga, for their genuine musical talents and live performances.
This revelation comes on the heels of another noteworthy mention. Back in May, indie artist Phoebe Bridgers, while performing on Taylor Swift’s US Eras tour, made her stage entrance to Disturbed’s iconic song, “Down With The Sickness.” Draiman, in a show of camaraderie, shared the viral video clip on his Twitter, tagging Swift and expressing his appreciation.
Next year promises to be exciting, with rock band Paramore slated to join Swift on her Eras tour across the UK and Europe.
Despite Disturbed’s hard rock label, Draiman believes in transcending genre confines. Over their musical journey, they’ve covered diverse artists, basing their choices largely on lyrical depth. As Draiman humorously put it, “If it’s a song about rainbows and puppy dogs, it probably won’t really adapt well as a Disturbed song.”
Check out the full interview here.