Imagine Dragons is busy as ever. The highly popular band is currently on tour but loyal fans will be delighted to hear that a sophomore album is also currently in the works. Frontman Dan Reynolds says about fifty demo tracks for use are already in the working pool, but as to when the actual selection will be made, they don’t know yet. Band members are planning some time off, but even that is still unclear at the moment.
As soon as the current North American tour finally wraps up, the band still has scheduled performance commitments to keep in Mexico. After that, studio work may commence; but the group won’t be pressured into rushing the second album. Drummer Daniel Platzman says it was the same way with the first album and maybe that accounts a lot for the success ‘Night Visions’ achieved when it was released in 2012. Daniel says the band puts heavy importance in the ‘tracklist creation’ stage. It’s not just about putting songs together, it’s all about the journey for them.
The new album will show points of growth and maturity, it’s definitely a bit different from the first one. As for questions about being pressured into topping the success of their first album which achieved double platinum status in the U.S. (triple platinum status in Canada), the band dismisses external worries. In his interview with Billboard, Platzman just comments, “We are pretty hard critics ourselves so there is no room for external pressure.”
High expectations from others don’t really bother them. Grateful indeed for all the recognition and affirmation they receive from media and the music industry, band members still keep their bearings on ground, focused on enjoying two things- making and playing music. Reynolds comments, “None of us got into the music profession to be recognized. We do music because we are unhappy if we aren’t doing it.”
Fans still have time to catch them live in concert, check out http://www.musotickets.com/imagine-dragons-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for various ticketing options. They finish the current leg sometime this April then the band will be off to Europe for festival booking schedules.
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