Imagine Dragons Members Detail The Making Of Their Upcoming Album ‘Mercury – Act 1’


Imagine Dragons shared a video on their official YouTube channel, revealing their personal opinions of every band member. According to lead singer Dan Reynolds, their upcoming record ‘Mercury – Act 1′ is about dealing with the pain of losing a loved one and celebrating life itself.

Imagine Dragons’ most recent studio album was ‘Origins,’ released on November 9, 2018. The band’s fourth record received mixed reviews from music critics, but many stated that the record shows improvement from their previous works. The album was commercially successful as it debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and it also gave birth to several chart hits such as ‘Natural,’ ‘Bad Liar,’ and ‘Machine.’

Following the release of two singles named ‘Follow You‘ and ‘Cutthroat’ on March 12, 2021, the band announced the brand new studio album’s cover art, name, and release date on their official Twitter account on June 30, 2021. The upcoming record named ‘Mercury – Act 1’ is set to be released on September 3, and Imagine Dragons released another single called Wrecked‘ inspired by Reynolds’ sister-in-law’s death.

Now that there are a few days left until their fifth studio album is out, the members of Imagine Dragons shared a video on their official YouTube channel and revealed information about the record. Apparently, they went through 300 demos in the past three years while making this album, and the pandemic highly affected the album.

As you may know, the singer suffered from mental health issues after losing five loved ones due to cancer, including his business manager, ex-girlfriend, and his brother’s wife. Still in the recovery process, Reynolds seems to heal his pain through his music, which is thrilling for his fans. He reflected how much music has helped him by revealing that this album was based on the pain of losing loved ones but having the strength to celebrate life.

Dan Reynolds said in the video:

“This whole record is about high highs and low lows. That’s where the name Mercury came from so that’s what this record is really about dealing with grief, dealing with losing people, and also celebrating life.”

You can watch the video below.