Imagine Dragons: Night Visions
Published: Friday, September 14, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
Imagine Dragons finally released their first studio album titled Night Visions. After three years of being together, the band has released several EPs, and now their work has finally culminated into a full album. Night Visions debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in its release week.
Imagine Dragons takes advantage of new wave music trends by incorporating styles that are reminiscent of genres like dub step, dance, and folk rock. The albums diversity in style gives the listener an interesting take on contemporary music.
The song “Radioactive,” a heavy, fierce song with a thick beat and synthesizers, is one of the most popular songs on the record. Skip to the third track, and you’ll find that the song “It’s Time” begins with a mandolin picking a cheerful tune, which turns into a sing-along in the chorus.
This band is the perfect example of what is becoming more and more popular in todays music scene. Take some passionate lyrics, a synth, a drumbeat that is danceable and a catchy riff, and you have yourself a No. 1 record. Of course it’s not that simple in reality, but Imagine Dragons, being talented musicians and crafty innovators have taken advantage of this golden formula.
They are finding that they are becoming more successful than they ever could have dreamed. The band was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for the “Best rock video” category. In an interview before the awards, the band was asked what they thought of its nomination. Member D Wayne Sermon answered, “Uh wow. Zero percent chance for us. That’s what we thought.”