Imagine Dragons Interview with Dan Reynolds
Love Loud Festival—
This festival is “about bringing the community together to talk about how we can build a more loving and accepting environment for our LGBTQ youth.” “I think that we can all improve, it’s not just saying us as Mormons need to improve” “it feels like this is something that has been a long time coming to a lot of people who are filled with love and acceptance in Utah that just need a place to be able to show it and so that’s what we are trying to provide with Love Loud.” Alongside Joshua James, Krewella, Aja Volkman, Nick from Walk the Moon and many more the festival kicks off on August 26th at Brent Brown Ball Park in Orem. “The goal is try and bridge this gap, to bring everybody into one place to say look we’re not pointing fingers at any individual, organization or church. We’re just saying how we as a community can be better, what does it mean to love and accept our youth and to have a platform for the LGBTQ community to be able to speak and talk about how we can be better instead of us just formulating on that. So I think it is going to be a really powerful event…”
Video for Believer—
“Pain! You make me a believer, a believer” the Believer music video stars Dolph Lundgren fighting a younger version of himself played by Dan as well as a child portraying the child version of them. Giving the impression of the pain following him through his life until he finds the meaning of it at the end. Knowing that everyone has pain in their lives, this song shows that you can find the meaning of that pain and why it’s there. “Second thing second, don’t you tell me what you think that I could be, I’m the one at the sail, I’m the master of my sea” You are the ruler of your own life not controlled by someone else, “my life, my love, my drive, it came from… Pain!” Pain can show you how strong you truly are.
Love for/from Utah—
“Utah has been the most incredible, loving wonderful place since the birth of Imagine Dragons.” “We wouldn’t be a band if it wasn’t for the passion of the people there” “to me it feels like a coming home show, every time I play in Utah, like I have that feeling and I’m from Las Vegas so it says a lot for a community. They have formed this band and they are a part of Imagine Dragons, it’s always exciting to play in Utah.”