AceShowbiz - People usually offer sweets for treats on Halloween, but Imagine Dragons did something different to celebrate the occasion. On Wednesday, October 31, the Grammy-winning band treated fans to a new song called "Machine".
The drum-laden song finds frontman Dan Reynolds getting rebellious because he refuses to be controlled by anyone. He declares that he is a free man and is allowed to do anything by himself without minding what other people say. "I've been questioning/ When you gonna see I'm not a part of your machine," he rhymes. "Not a part of your machine/ I am the machine."
In an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon explained the creation process of the song, which they worked on with their longtime producer Alex da Kid. "It started with that simple drum thing at the beginning, actually. Super simple," he shared. "I remember in the studio Dan started going [vocalizing], and so I just kinda latched onto that on the guitar immediately, so I just laid down that vocally and it took off there."
"Machine" is among the new material for their upcoming album "Origins" along with two previously released tracks "Natural" and "Zero". The latter track also serves as the soundtrack to "Ralph Breaks the Internet".
Co-produced by Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), Mattman & Robin (Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen) and John Hill (Florence + The Machine), "Origins" is conceived as a sister album to Imagine Dragons' third album "Evolve". Dan said of the album in a statement, "It's about seeking new ground but also appreciating your root. When we create, we create with no boundaries, no rules. We find it thrilling to make music that feels different and new to us."
The album is set to arrive on November 9.