About The Artist
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We never wrote any music thinking it would play on radio or even that a lot of people would hear it. We just got in a room and wrote songs that we enjoyed playing. All of us have been completely floored and blown away to see that it (single ‘It’s Time’) went platinum.
Four-piece rock breakout rock band, Imagine Dragons, released their debut full-length album ‘Night Visions’—coming in at No. 2 on Billboard Album chart! With the platinum-selling single ‘It’s Time’ under their belt, they have captivated audiences with compelling vocals infused with edgy rock. Pick up their full-length album ‘Night Visions’ online and in Walmart stores nationwide!
-The Crew at Walmart Soundcheck
On Naming the Album:
“We are pretty meticulous dudes. We came up with a couple different titles, but Night Visions matched the overall theme of the album. A lot of it was written in the hours of the late night—between midnight and 5am. A lot of songs I’ve written have been about dreams or nightmares I’ve had.”
On Early Hotel Gigs:
“In the beginning of the band in order to make ends meet, we went to the hotels and begged them to let us play some of our music. We learned 50 covers and little did we know they expected us to play a 6-hour set. By the end of one set, I was so tired I ended up passing out in the middle of a song. The guys finished the song and I came to at the very end. We got a standing ovation at 4am in Las Vegas.”
“A lot of the songwriting we do, we always start a song with melody over chord structure. If a song can’t stand alone with just a guitar, it’s not a good enough song. If you have to dress something up in too much production to make it good, you probably need to rework it.”
On Music Videos:
We’re very involved with the video work for the songs—it’s important to put music to visuals. Every time we write something I think we see visuals with it.”
“We all grew up listening to rock music from the 60’s and 70’s. We all love The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Boston. That’s what all four of us have in common, and from there it diversifies a little bit.”
• Imagine Dragons' name is an anagram—the original words are unknown except to the band.
• 'Night Visions' is their first full-length album and holds the record for the longest run on the 2012 Alternative Top 10 charts.
• The huge 36 x 18 drum used in the ‘Radioactive’ recording and music video is now a part of their live show.
• ‘Night Visions’ is in stores now! Pick up a copy of the record online and in Walmart stores nationwide.
“This song lent itself to an edgy rock, electronic, dub-step vibe. Radioactive is a bit of a primal song; it has an empowerment to it about an awakening of sorts.”
80’s influenced and dramatic electronic swells may remind someone of an earlier era.
Heavy with influence from producer Alex da Kid, ‘It’s Time’ is a platinum-selling single with mandolin influences and catchy crescendos featured in the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Memorable and melodic, ‘Demons’ is an anthem of dedication and vulnerability with lyrics that expose, “When you feel my heat/ Look into my eyes/ It’s where demons hide.”
On Top of the World
An uplifting track, chocked-full of drumming and handclaps with lyrics like, “I’m on top of the world ‘ay/ Waiting on this for a while now/ Paying my dues to the dirt.”
Amsterdam is mysterious with a melody that will make you want to sing along begging, “I’m sorry, brother/ I’m sorry I let cha down/ Well these days you’re fine/ No these days you tend to lie.”
This catchy love/rock ballad declares, “I’ve said it before, I won’t say it again/ Love is a game to you/ Let’s not pretend.”
Acoustic guitar riffs and electric guitar solos dominate in this timeless ballad.
An energetic, uplifting track—this one is sure to make you scream from the tallest mountain with lyrics that soar and swell throughout.
Underdog is a pop-infused track with a haunting melody that croons, “Oh I love to be, I love to be the underdog.”
Nothing Left to Say
This 9-minute track will catch you off guard halfway with a shift in melody that will get your head bobbing.