“By Grecia Avila ’20
“Origins” an album created by the American rock band, Imagine Dragons, was released on Nov. 9. The band’s members consist of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. This 13-15 track album was the band’s comeback from their previous album Evolve, which was released in 2017.
This new album demonstrates a variety of new emotions and energy. The band’s new album shows a sibling connection between the band’s Previous album Evolve. The album also shows a setting of a whole new, healthy environment that shows appreciation for your cultures and where you come from. The band’s lyrics and music contains deep meaning, which influenced their musical performance and increases their music composition.
The band didn’t collaborate with other artists in the new album, but they were able to release great new music with a whole new vivid view by adding different beats like electronic bass-driven instrumentals, guitar solos, and lyrics to their album.
The songs within the album contain a new genre of Alternative and Indie rather than their original genre Alternative rock, Pop rock, and Electropop. The band’s track is full of songs with lyrics that contain meanings involving ambition, intensity, culture, and honor. Each song in the album shows different new meanings. In one of the songs “Natural”, a rebellion side filled with emotional necessity is shown. As well as in other songs on the track like “Machine” and “Bad Liar” include a mixture of electro-pop and alternative rock that create like an uplifting vibe.
“Natural” marked the band’s fourth straight No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Origins like most of the albums created by the band were able to reach high ranks.
I would highly recommend this album to anyone that loves Alternative rock and Indie type of music, as well as those who are huge Imagine Dragons fans. I enjoyed this album, but there were one or two songs I didn’t like as much but would still recommend it. Some don’t agree with the tracklist of the album because of its meaning and lyrics. People were able to express their disagreements and negative thoughts about the album on apps and websites like Reddit or Youtube. I think this album was a whole new perspective that was brought on by the band to make their audience open-minded about certain situations.
- Origins is also available to you on iTunes, Spotify, and Youtube.
- Release Date: Nov.9
- Genre: Alternative/Indie
- Songs: 15