Out 3rd September
imagine dragons have teamed up with esteemed producer rick rubin to create mercury - act 1, a candid album that abandons metaphorically charged lyrics and instead embraces emotional extremities, holding nothing back
“wrecked” was written by lead vocalist dan reynolds, wayne sermon, ben mckee & daniel platzman and produced by imagine dragons.
“wrecked” was mixed in spatial audio and is accompanied by a new lyric video
the song is a powerful and raw outpouring about grief, loss, and moving forward. reynolds started writing the song shortly after losing his sister-in-law, alisha durtschi reynolds, to cancer.
“she was the brightest light. a beacon of joy and strength for everyone she met. her sudden passing has shaken me in ways that i still am unable to express. i was with her and my brother when she passed, and it was the first time in my life that i had witnessed death in this way. it sealed into my mind the fragility of life and finality of this all. i’ve watched my brother face something that no one should have to. but i’ve also seen his faith bring him hope in a future with her. i can only hope for the same,” reynolds says. “this song was my way of dealing with it all, as music has always been my refuge. no longer being a man of fervent faith, i can only hope that she hears it somewhere in a place where she is healed and no longer in pain. this song is my wish for an eternity with those that i love.”
the emotional intimacy of “wrecked” continues to provide a glimpse into what fans can expect from mercury - act 1, the band’s first new music since their 2018 album origins