Dan Reynolds shared with Alan di Perna, as part of The Making Of GRAMMY-Winning Recordings Series, firsthand account of the creative process behind Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive”. Check it out, it’s quite interesting.
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Last week, 3/4′s of the guys from Imagine Dragons came by to chat with Booker, and they couldn’t have been any cooler if they tried. Seriously, these are some of the nicest guys in the biz, and there was a ton of laughter during this interview.
Booker kicked it off the best way possible, chatting with them about their incredible GRAMMYs performance with Kendrick Lamar. This may have been one of our favorite performances from the evening, so we were stoked to hear more about what the collaboration process was like.
There’s no denying that Imagine Dragons has become one of the biggest bands on the planet right now. So we had to know if their main stream success has changed anything. Perhaps it has changed the expectations of things? We needed to know more.
“Maybe, but at the end of the day, the most important thing to us is that we created an album with no expectations, as a small band that was playing empty clubs on the west coast. And it was true for us. We weren’t trying to do anything that wasn’t real for us. It started playing alternative, and then it moved to a very main stream light, and we think that’s cool. We’re not apologetic for that. We created music to play for as many people as we can. I think most artists want to reach out to as many people as they can. I think the most important thing is that it doesn’t change the art that you continue to create. I think our second album will be created with the same intentions. Hopefully we will have matured a little bit as artists, hopefully it will be better. I think it will be different in a lot of ways. But I don’t think it will be affected at all by main stream success. We’re just going to create the best music we can.” – Dan (more…)