So after the musical revolution that was Radioactive, I couldn’t help but do a little bit of digging into the discography of that song’s creators: Imagine Dragons.
Like a few other of my current favorite bands, Imagine Dragons took a little bit of patience to grow on me. Once they did, though, they became regular visitors to my youtube, and even made an appearance on my iTunes downloads list. It didn’t take much research to discover that their most successful song is not, in fact, Radioactive, but rather It’s Time.
… needless to say (if you read my post on that song, at least), I like Radioactive better. It’s Time isn’t half bad, though. It’s catchy, upbeat, unique and powerfully sung (I’ve come to really like Dan Reynold’s voice). At the same time, the whole song has a slightly dark feel to it, which is emphasized by the music video. It’s a song about overcoming obstacles and remaining true to yourself that somehow manages to avoid the the canned, disingenuous message you get so often in pop music today. It’s not about drowning out, ignoring, or even wallowing in problems, it’s about facing them.
I’m very glad I’ve discovered this recent addition to the music scene (their first full length album was released this year). If you haven’t heard of them yet, give them a try. You might just like what you hear.