Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds Says Band is Shocked by Success of ‘Radioactive’

2013-05-11

Review by Charles Ken

Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds on the band’s success: ‘We’re a little flabbergasted’

Imagine Dragons are something of a crossover success story. After the band broke out with the alternative radio hit “It’s Time” last year, the guys have found themselves hitting the Top 40 chart with their new single, “Radioactive,” and being played alongside some of the biggest names in pop music.

According to frontman Dan Reynolds, reaching Top 40 radio wasn’t the plan. “We had no idea that would happen. We’re a little flabbergasted,” he told Rolling Stone. Reynolds also says he believes Top 40 is more diverse these days. “There’s a lot of artists that opened the door for us,” he said. “We wouldn’t be where we are if not for groups like Foster the People, Mumford & Sons. [Pop] radio has changed a bit in recent years and allowed in these bands that are a little more alternative-leaning.”

Reynolds says “Radioactive” was written about his “struggle with anxiety and depression.” He added, “It’s about becoming self-empowered and rising above that. I wanted to write a masculine and primal song about conjuring and rising above human weakness.”

Imagine Dragons are currently on the road is supported of their debut full-length, “Night Visions.” Check out the band’s full tour roster via the group’s official website.

Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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