Dan Reynolds Opens Up About Separating From His Wife Aja As He Gives Context About New Imagine Dragons’ Album

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds shared a statement a few hours before the release of two new songs, ‘Follow You‘ and ‘Cutthroat,’ from the band’s upcoming album and expressed his feelings about the time he and his wife Aja Volkman were separated and decided to remarry.

As you may recall, the talented lead singer of Imagine Dragons has decided to take a break from social media and deleted all his tweets on his official Twitter account. While the fans were worried about Reynolds who had a history of struggling depression, he later revealed that he wanted to take some time off to focus on his work with Imagine Dragons and their new album.

Most recently, the band released their fourth studio album named ‘Origins‘ on November 9, 2018. According to Dan’s previous statements, during the lockdown period, the members of Imagine Dragons started working on a new album. A couple of days ago, he shared a tweet hinting at a new release by saying ‘this week it all begins again.’

Recently, the official Twitter account of Imagine Dragons shared two brand new songs, ‘Follow You’ and ‘Cutthroat,’ from their upcoming album. A few hours before the songs’ release, Dan Reynolds took his Twitter account to give a little context about the songs he had written. According to Dan’s statements, the song titled ‘Follow You’ was about ‘loyalty and love.’

Apparently, he wrote the song after he remarried his wife Aja Volkman after seven months of separation. In his open letter, Reynolds stated that he wanted to express what he’s learned during that time within the song. He mentioned that he wrote about an imperfect love that was not always romantic and pretty, but incredibly painful sometimes.

Regarding the second song, ‘Cutthroat,’ Dan stated that it is the opposite of ‘Follow You’ both sonically and thematically. He said that ‘Cutthroat’ is an examination of his own life and him trying to rid himself of doubt and loathing. Reynolds added that he hoped Imagine Dragons fans would find something for themselves as well within these two songs.

Here’s what Dan Reynolds wrote in his statement about the context of Imagine Dragons’ new songs:

“Two songs off our upcoming record come out tonight. I’ve been working on this album with the guys for the last three years and feel both excited and anxious for their release. I wanted to give a little context about both songs. ‘Follow You‘ is a song about loyalty and love. Loving someone is an incredibly imperfect process. It isn’t always romantic or pretty. Sometimes it can be incredibly painful.

Aja taught me self-love and showed me what it meant to truly accept someone without any expectations. She was endlessly patient with me. She didn’t need me. She even taught me that I didn’t need her. But we loved each other and at the end of our 7 months separation a couple of years back, we choose to remarry and to stay together. I proposed again and she said yes, again. Not every relationship works out this way, but it did for us.

Not everyone needs a relationship. It isn’t the happy ending – it is a choice that works for some. And Aja and I re-chose it after experiencing life without each other. I wrote ‘Follow You’ after we got back together. I wanted it to represent a love that is realistic. One where love isn’t perfect, but it endures.”

Reynolds continued:

“‘Cutthroat‘ is on the opposite side of the record, both sonically and thematically. It’s an exorcism of self-pity. An examination of my life – finding that I am beyond blessed – and trying to rid myself of doubt and loathing. Being grateful for all I have. Ridding my mind of all the meaningless things that have burdened me.

Killing the part of me that spends its days lamenting about things that bear no real meaning or worth. Finding that at the end of the day only one Dan will prevail, and it’s the one that loves myself. Loves my past. My present. Loves my mistakes and problems. My weaknesses. My illness. That lives fully and is present for those that I love.

I hope you find something in these 2 songs for you. I hope to connect with you somewhere around the world soon. I hope to sing with youç Sending you all my love. XDR”

You can see the tweet Dan Reynolds posted on his Twitter account below.