Top streaming rock band of 2018
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will release their fourth studio album, entitled Origins, on November 9th via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Those who pre-order will receive instant downloads of two Origins tracks: the band’s current No. 1 single “Natural,” which has spent five weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio breaking the all-time spin record at the format and is Top 10 at Top 40 radio, as well as “Zero,” from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming film Ralph Breaks The Internet. Origins can be purchased in a variety of formats and bundles as well.
Origins was conceived as a sister album to Evolve continuing its predecessor’s sonic explorations. “It’s about seeking new ground but also appreciating your roots,” says lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, whose bandmates include guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. “When we create, we create with no boundaries, no rules. We find it thrilling to make music that feels different and new to us.”
Imagine Dragons joined forces with producers Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), Mattman & Robin (Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen), and John Hill (Florence + the Machine) to sculpt the kaleidoscopic and kinetically charged sound of Origins. With the band artfully blending rock, hip-hop, pop, and folk, the album is etched in inventive textures that never distract from an essential element of Imagine Dragons: lyrics that speak to a sometimes-painful self-awareness, but ultimately uplift and inspire.
Origins will be released 16 months after Imagine Dragons’ previous album, Evolve, which was certified double-platinum within a year of its June 2017 release. Evolve was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three No. 1 alternative radio hits: “Believer,” which topped the alternative radio chart for 12 weeks and also climbed to No. 3 at Top 40 radio; “Thunder,” which hit No. 1 at Top 40 and scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and “Whatever It Takes,” which peaked at No. 3 at Top 40 radio. Imagine Dragons is the ninth most-listened-to artist globally on Spotify with over 40 million monthly listeners.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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