Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons will release their new album, entitled Smoke + Mirrors, on February 17th via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.
A standard version of Smoke + Mirrors is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Those who pre-order the standard edition receive instant downloads of the album’s first single “I Bet My Life” and the song “Gold.” In addition, an exclusive deluxe edition available only at Target, featuring four extra tracks and exclusive cover art, will go on sale in stores and on Target.com on February 17th.
Fans can also pre-order a limited edition “art box deluxe” version of the album. This format includes lithograph prints designed by artist Tim Cantor for every song on the album as well as an oversized album booklet in a collectible box. Those who buy the limited edition gain early access to purchase tickets for the band’s 2015 tour. A standard version will be available at other retailers for digital download, streaming via subscription services and on CD/ vinyl.
The video for the single “I Bet My Life,” which is currently Top 5 at Modern Rock radio, can be seen on Vevo. Directed by Canadian filmmaker Jodeb (Zedd + Foxes’ “Clarity”), the video features American actor Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Last month, the Las Vegas quartet performed the song on The American Music Awards and took home the award for “Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock” for the second year in a row.
On Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons use the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability. As on their double-platinum full-length debut Night Visions, the band works with sharply crafted beats and grooves to dream up rhythm-driven rock music that’s artful yet visceral. Also revealing the band’s dedication to keeping it homespun, Smoke + Mirrors marks the first release recorded in their new self-built home studio.
3. Smoke And Mirrors
4. I’m So Sorry
5. I Bet My Life
8. It Comes Back To You
12. Hopeless Opus
13. The Fall
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