Last week, Imagine Dragons released their new single, “Battle Cry,” which will be featured in the upcoming summer blockbuster, Transformers: Age of Extinction. During an interview with IGN, the band discussed how the song came about, and what it was like to work on the set.
Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Evans said the band’s goal since its inception “was to bring our music to everyone in the world.” Now that they have worked with Michael Bay for the latest installment of the Transformers franchise, this could mean more opportunities for them to grow as a band.
“To be a part of Transformers, I think that it will open up areas we still have yet to go to,” Evans said.
After touring for two years, Imagine Dragons was ready to return to the studio and strictly focus on releasing a new album, said guitarist Wayne Sermon. But that is not what ended up happening.
“We were ready to come back and [work on] our album, just focus on that, but Michael Bay showed us a little bit of the movie,” Sermon added.
Imagine Dragons drummer Dan Platzman said the band was “inspired” to get to work with composer Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer, who served as assistant to the film’s musical score.
“That was a total dream come true,” Platzman added.
A recent report from The Inquisitr stated that Bay will use the Imagine Dragons song during “critical points in the film.” Bay added that he wanted to work with Imagine Dragons after “being drawn to the emotion” of their hit songs, “Demons” and “Radioactive.”
“I knew I wanted the same energy and heart for this movie,” Bay said in a statement on his official website.
Bay also mentioned that he and the rest of the crew were “incredibly lucky” to work with Imagine Dragons.
“They’ve created a really epic, otherworldly sound for ‘Battle Cry,'” he added.
A report from Enstarz suggested that the chorus for the new Imagine Dragons song sounds like the end may be coming for Optimus Prime. A part of the chorus goes:
“Nobody can save you now/The king is down/It’s do or die.”
Imagine Dragons will perform “Battle Cry” live at the Transformers: Age of Extinction premiere on June 19 in Hong Kong, according to a report from Getmusic Asia. In addition, the band will also be performing songs from its debut album, Night Visions.
The event is free of charge, and it is only available to Hong Kong residents. Click here for more details.
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