Dan Reynolds of Consider Dragons Discusses Favourite Video Video games and Radio Wreck Hits

In the newest episode of the Rockstar Revel in, Dan Reynolds, frontman of American rock crew Consider Dragons, explores the band’s charity paintings and their latest musical endeavors, together with their paintings on Netflix’s hit display Arcane.

Since forming in 2009, the mythical hit-makers have transcended their standing as an intimate membership and bar act to a family identify, with galvanizing releases reminiscent of their diamond-selling spoil hit “Radioactive” which led the crowd to win an award for Very best Rock Efficiency on the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Now, 12 years after their formation, Consider Dragons is shaking up the tune business as soon as once more off of the energy in their 13-track album Mercury – Act 1 along with their new unmarried “Enemy” which serves because the identify tune and lead unmarried for League Of Legends and Netflix’s groundbreaking new animated sequence, Arcane.

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Throughout an unique dialog with The Rockstar Revel in, Consider Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds broke down a number of of the crowd’s 2021 highlights, which come with their reside performances and musical accomplishments to their many contributions within the realm of philanthropy and extra.

“We began over 5 years in the past,” Dan published, whilst explaining Consider Dragons involvement within the Tyler Robinson Basis, which objectives to assist kids with most cancers and their households. “On the time we had been reasonably a small band taking part in, you understand, little golf equipment and had been unsigned. There was once a fan that got here to a display who had most cancers and he was once on the time simply an adolescent. His brother informed me they had been coming to the display and ‘It’s time,’ was once our unmarried at that time. And he requested if we’d commit that tune to his brother [Tyler], who was once struggling with most cancers. So we did that and I were given to grasp Tyler that evening and we become buddies.” Sadly, Tyler ultimately misplaced his struggle with most cancers and because then, Reynolds, Tyler’s circle of relatives, and the remainder of the band have modified numerous lives with their charitable contributions.

“[Tyler Robinson Foundation] is helping pay the expenses, and the entire unexpected prices that come if in case you have a kid who has most cancers. Numerous occasions the mum or dad has to drop out at paintings and we additionally supply them with a finance supervisor who comes into their lifestyles and is helping them get their budget all discovered as a result of that’s the very last thing they will have to be stressed out about when they’ve a child with most cancers,” he endured.

In a similar fashion that the tune “It’s Time” introduced the crowd at the side of fanatics like Tyler, preventing for one thing better than lifestyles, Consider Dragons’ fresh unmarried “Enemy,” that includes Atlanta rapper JID, helps Dan Reynolds indulge his interest for gaming, one thing that claims helped him get thru his personal laborious occasions.

“When I used to be a tender child, video video games had been all the time my position to visit, I hated center college,” he mentioned. “I in reality was once reasonably misplaced in my teenage years and I all the time felt like I may just come house and there have been two issues I may just flip to. And that was once all the time tune and gaming.”

Now, in 2021, Reynolds and Consider Dragons are absolutely entrenched within the gaming group.

“League of Legends, me and Wayne, the guitarist, began taking part in it time and again. I don’t even know the way a few years in the past, 8 years in the past or one thing, possibly greater than that, I’m now not positive, however we had been simply taking part in the sport after which we simply took place to run into individuals who had been all for making the sport,” Reynolds defined. “Then we become buddies and we began to play the sport at the side of them. So for me, it was once like my other people right away. We attached after which it simply become a type of natural dating the place we had been like, ‘Good day, let’s do a tune with the sport in combination.’ After which we did ‘Warriors’ years in the past and now ‘Enemy’.”

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“Enemy” is the identify tune of League of Legends and Netflix’s Arcane, a display that Reynolds claims transcends the gaming group and will have to be watched through all. “Oh, it’s so excellent, in truth, like I’m now not even hyping it in any respect,” Reynolds started. “It’s going to blow other people’s minds. I just like the artwork, it’s so subsequent degree. The artists all concerned with it are simply… there’s not anything find it irresistible. There’s not anything find it irresistible. They’re breaking limitations into new puts. And the storytelling is fantastic. The voice appearing is fantastic.”

Somewhere else within the close to 30 minutes interview Dan Reynolds discusses a few of his favourite video video games to play and in addition apparently drops an replace on Kendrick Lamar’s extraordinarily expected new album.

Updated: December 21, 2021 — 11:43 pm