Imagine Dragons are everything right now. Their huge hit “It’s Time” was on the Billboard Alternative Top 10 chart for 32 weeks in 2012, has been performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, and was even featured on Glee early in the fourth season.
YouTube cover artists are now taking a crack at the song, and one of the standouts is Andrew Bazzi. He has an incredible voice, and does a great job making the song his own while still doing the original version justice. His cover is definitely worth a listen!
His other covers include Rhianna’s “Where Have You Been” and Justin Bieber’s smash hit “As Long As You Love Me.” Check them out here:
And if you haven’t already done so, check out the band’s unbelievable acoustic performance of “Radioactive” exclusively for ANDPOP.
When the superpowers at Glee decide to reinterpret your song, it’s a fairly good indication that people like your music. In this case, television show or not, the guys from Imagine Dragons are pretty excited about where their careers are headed. Not only have they won over the Gods of entertainment television, they’ve also gathered a group of pretty serious music fans. In spite of all their success, one thing never changes with bands, you always have to get someone out of jail. In this interview Dan chucks Ben under the bus and tells Jordan about how they had to bail him out of the big house.
Watch it here:
Imagine Dragon’s new single “It’s Time went viral after being used in the trailer for the coming of age film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, starring Emma Watson. Their EP Continued Silence was released on Valentine’s Day and they’re currently recording their debut album Night Visions with Alex Da Kid (Nicki Minaj, Rihanna).
In a phone interview with andPOP, lead vocalist Dan Reynold’s said that while things are moving flash-fast, they’re ready. “I think it’s important for a band to have time to prepare or else they go viral overnight and are forgotten,” he said. “We’ve been a band for three years and are building something from the ground up.”
Here are a few things you may not know about them:
Imagine Dragons are pranksters: The guys don’t have access to the Internet on the road so they usually watch shows like Dexter and Game of Thrones. “Suddenly it’s taken a turn for the worse and has become a prank van,” Reynolds laughs. Pranks range from them slipping their clinical insomniac guitarist a five-hour energy drink (he stayed up for a week straight) or sneakily putting stickers in hair (ouch) so the victim has to yank it out later. Reynold’s best prank was an act of revenge, after a crew member pretended to delete every file on his computer. Upon discovering the prankster has major arachnophobia, he hid a hairy tarantula in a donut box. “He reached in and grabbed a donut. When he realized there was a spider in there he freaked out,” Reynolds said. “So we’re even now.”
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