Disturbed Debut AI-Generated “Bad Man” Music Video


Disturbed have complemented today’s (November 18th) release of their new album “Divisive” with a music video for the track “Bad Man“. The multi-platinum metal group employed the services of the artificial intelligence Midjourney to create the video, with Tristan Holmes assembling it from some 10,000 frames of image generation. Below you can see both the video and a behind the scenes look into how it all came to be.

The band’s frontman David Draiman previously told hardDrive Radio of the song’s lyrical inspiration:

“It could be about any number of bad men or actors in the world that are currently wreaking havoc, but this particular song was inspired by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was happening as we were writing the song, and it seemed very, very appropriate. I feel for the people of Ukraine and everything that they’ve had to deal with and experience and are continuing to experience. It’s horrific to watch the play-by-play of a full-scale war.

And it’s a shame that it’s become just a matter of, like, ‘Oh, this is what we do. We check in to see what happened.’ As opposed to — I don’t know — doing more as a world, other than just throwing tons of money at the situation and contributing to more death and violence. I wish there was more that we could do as a planet to just apply enough pressure in the right places from the right people to make the madman stop.”

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