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 is certified Gold in the UK and entered the chart at #3, and is now certified double platinum in the US. Evolve was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three huge hits: “Believer,” “Thunder,”which scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and “Whatever It Takes”. Imagine Dragons is the eighth most-listened-to artist globally on Spotify with over 40 million monthly listeners.