1 Wasn't Trusting' His Early Songwriting Ideas For 'Immortalized on Thu 03 Sep 2015, 22:37
Speaking about the early stages of the songwriting process for DISTURBED's comeback album, "Immortalized", Draiman said: "I was busting my head on [guitarist Dan Donegan's rough song ideas] for the better part of a month and kind of was hitting a wall. Not that I wasn't coming up with ideas creatively, but I wasn't trusting them. I was being very, very… overly critical of my own stuff. I can be very helpful to other people, when it's someone else's work and I can look at it completely objectively, but when it's mine, it's really hard to remove myself from the equation. And I can come up with twenty ideas and not realize that three or four of them are really epic. And so I said to him, 'Let me come out to Chicago, and let's do this on the fly. Let's do this in person. Let me throw these ideas at you and Mike [Wengren, drums] as I'm thinking of them, and you guys will be my barometer. Just like we did in the beginning; that's kind of the key."
He continued: "You can't replace that chemistry that exists between us. It was so amazing to rediscover that. It was inspiring for all of us. Every time we got into a room, great stuff was coming out… [And] I'll tell you: we'll never do it any other way."
Draiman added :"After years and years of relying on technology and sending music files back and forth across the country — me in Austin, texas; Dan's still in Chicago, [and] Mike now lives outside of Milwaukee — it was nice to have it just be human and real and organic, and to have that instant reaction."
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