Imagine Dragons unveil their new single “Wrecked” and announce new Rick Rubin-produced album ‘Mercury – Act 1’
“Wrecked” was written by lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee & Daniel Platzman, and produced by Imagine Dragons. “Wrecked” was mixed in Spatial Audio and is accompanied by a new lyric video
Reynolds started writing the song shortly after losing his sister-in-law, Alisha Durtschi Reynolds, to cancer.
Reynold says: “She was the brightest light. A beacon of joy and strength for everyone she met. Her sudden passing has shaken me in ways that I still am unable to express. I was with her and my brother when she passed, and it was the first time in my life that I had witnessed death in this way. It sealed into my mind the fragility of life and finality of this all. I’ve watched my brother face something that no one should have to. But I’ve also seen his faith bring him hope in a future with her. I can only hope for the same,” He adds: “This song was my way of dealing with it all, as music has always been my refuge. No longer being a man of fervent faith, I can only hope that she hears it somewhere in a place where she is healed and no longer in pain. This song is my wish for an eternity with those that I love.”
It marked the band’s quickest ascent to the top of the Billboard chart, surpassing the seven-week climb for “Natural” in 2018 and eight-week climb for “Believer” in 2017. “Follow You” is a love song written by vocalist Dan Reynolds upon re-marrying his wife after the couple had separated. “I wanted [the song] to represent a love that is realistic. One where love isn’t perfect, but it endures,” Reynolds said. The single’s accompanying music video, featuring Rob McElhenney & Kaitlin Olson of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, offered a cheeky visual companion piece to fans and caught the attention of press. The video has amassed over 30 million views to date
The gritty, cinematic video for “Cutthroat” stars Olivia Munn growing increasingly agitated at the DMV and visually depicts the song’s frenetic energy.