Disturbed Share Video for New Cover of Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”
Disturbed have released a cover of Sting’s 1993 hit, “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You.”
Says the band of the track:
“We have loved this song for a long time, and even though it was released in 1993, it seems strangely applicable to today’s world. The song is about losing faith, and might initially sound pessimistic, but it’s about the importance and power of personal relationships, and how they can save you and provide solace in an increasingly confusing world.”
Notably, the song changes one of Sting’s original lyrics, from “You could say I lost my belief in the holy Church” to “You could say I lost my belief in religion”, presumably so the line would make more sense for Disturbed singer David Draimain, who doesn’t spend much time in churches, be they holy or otherwise.
You can check out Disturbed’s Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” via the below music video. The clip re-teams Disturbed with director Matt Mahurin (Metallica, Alice in Chains, New Kids on the Block), who also helmed the video for the nu-metal band’s 2015 cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” That track was praised by legendary 30 Odd Foot of Grunts frontman Russell Crowe as “perhaps the greatest rock vocal ever.”
Interestingly, in 1987, Mahurin (Soundgarden, Body Count, Cher actually did direct a Sting video, for the song “Gabriel’s Message.”
In March, Disturbed’s “Down with the Sickness” surged in popularity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Disturbed frontman David Draiman infamously removed his signature chin piercings in 2018.