Imagine Dragons release new album "Mercury - Act 1"

September 07, 2021

Imagine Dragons' new album stands out for its shocking moments of lyrical sincerity.
Imagine Dragons presents their fifth studio album, entitled "Mercury - Act 1", released by KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records / Universal Music.

The American rock band collaborated on the production of the album with the renowned producer Rick Rubin.

"Mercury - Act 1" is an honest record that rejects the use of metaphors in the lyrics and instead embraces the emotional extremes, without keeping anything hidden.

The title of the album is inspired by the word "mercurial".

"This whole album is about the good and the bad, and that's where the name 'Mercury' came from," said frontman Dan Reynolds in a trailer for his previously released "Mercury - Act 1".

"So, what this record is about is dealing with grief, dealing with the loss of people, but also celebrating life," he explained.

Earlier this week, the band's song "Demons" went diamond (10 times platinum) in the United States by the RIAA, with Imagine Dragons being the only band to have three diamond singles to their credit, as they have achieved the same distinction. already "Radioactive" (14 times platinum) and "Believer" (10 times platinum).

"Radioactive" is also along with Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", the only singles to have officially gone 14 times platinum in the United States.

"Mercury - Act 1" is the first new record of Imagine Dragons after the album "Origins" of 2018 and includes the already known singles "Wrecked", "Cutthroat" and "Follow You", which are now available on Spatial Audio.

"Follow You" and "Cutthroat", released simultaneously in March, were the first samples of the album. "Follow You" reached No. 1 on Alternative Radio in the US and Billboard's Alternative Airplay Chart, recording the band's fastest rise to the top of these charts.

The latest single from the album "Mercury - Act 1", "Wrecked", is a confessional examination of grief, written by Dan Reynolds after the death of his sister-in-law from cancer in 2019.

With sales of 46 million albums and 55 million songs worldwide, as well as 74 billion streams in total, Imagine Dragons remain one of the top-selling rock bands, redefining the genre with their huge success during the 2010s.