Imagine Dragons announces new ‘Origins’ album

October 4, 2018

Provo and Las Vegas-based pop-rock band Imagine Dragons announced Wednesday a new full-length album, “Origins,” set for release Nov. 9.

“Origins” feels like a sister album to “Evolve,” Imagine Dragons’ last album released in June 2017, frontman Dan Reynolds said in a YouTube trailer for “Origins.”

“It kind of completes the cycle to us,” Reynolds said in the video. “It’s fresh and it feels green and it feels healthy, and we’re all really proud of it.”

Reynolds said in the “Origins” trailer after Imagine Dragons finished “Evolve,” the band “just kept creating.”

“We had these songs that we created after ‘Evolve,’ where we thought, ‘We could wait a couple years, I guess, like bands are supposed to and put it out, but then it’s going to be irrelevant to us because in two years, we’re going to be in a different place,’ ” Reynolds said in the video. “So we just thought, ‘Well, this is a new world of music. Why don’t we put it out right now?’ ”

“Evolve” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Grammy Awards and included hits like “Believer” and “Thunder.”

“People think we’re going to go away for a while, and we’re like, ‘We have an album that we’ve been secretly working on,’ ” Reynolds said in the trailer.

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