As Imagine Dragons put together to drop their fourth studio album Origins this Friday (Nov. 9), Billboard is looking again on the almost decade-long historical past of their music movies, kicking off with 2009’s “Uptight” and working throughout to their most up-to-date video, “Zero.”
Following their cease motion-heavy debut video for “Uptight,” the Dan Reynolds-fronted band launched 2012’s “It’s Time,” which noticed them wander via an ominous post-apocalyptic trying desert, the place they found a small glowing orb that they buried within the floor, inflicting a large explosion as Reynolds levitated into the smoke-filled sky.
That identical yr, the band’s “Radioactive” dropped, starring Lou Diamond Phillips because the ringleader of an underground puppet combat membership. In 2013, the band shared a video for “On Top of the World,” which satirized the conspiracy concept that the moon touchdown was nothing greater than a staged ruse, produced by Stanley Kubrick. Featuring a number of nods to The Shining and the band enjoying Beatles-esque characters, all of it ended with President Nixon dancing in a kick line with the actor astronauts.
The yr 2014 noticed the discharge of “I Bet My Life” whereas in 2015, the band shared the stunningly trippy “Shots” video (impressed by the art work of Tim Cantor) and “Roots,” which featured footage of a younger Reynolds all through.
In 2016, the group teamed up with Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, and X Ambassadors for “Sucker for Pain,” which appeared on the Suicide Squad soundtrack. The subsequent yr, Reynolds confronted off towards Rocky IV actor Dolph Lundgren in an epic boxing showdown for “Believer” and appeared within the futuristically weird, Joseph Kahn-directed visuals for “Thunder.”
The band shared a tear-jerking brief movie to accompany 2018’s “Next To Me,” as Reynolds starred alongside his then-wife Aja Volkman, enjoying a person who shoots and kills a pawn store employee and subsequently is positioned on loss of life row.
This yr, Imagine Dragons have additionally joined forces with Kygo for “Born To Be Yours,” frolicked in a haunted home in "Natural," and goofed round in an arcade (because the band's frontman walked round with a particularly outsized head) within the zany video for “Zero” (a music which was created for the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet).
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