Imagine Dragons – Evolve (New Edition), Imagine Dragons are ready to Evolve, according to their new album title. The group unveiled the name and album art of their latest project via Twitter.
Evolve (stylized as ?VOLVE) is the third studio album by American rock band Imagine Dragons, released on June 23, 2017 through KIDinaKORNER and Interscope Records. The album is the band’s new material follow-up to their second studio album, Smoke + Mirrors.
After the release of Smoke + Mirrors and its respective world tour, a self-imposed hiatus for 2016 and cryptic messages from the band through their social media gained anticipation for their third album. The album was finally announced on May 9, with the initiation of the album’s pre-order. In comparison to Night Visions and Smoke + Mirrors, frontman Dan Reynolds explained that the album would be an “evolution for Imagine Dragons”.
The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200, and received mixed reviews from critics. The album was promoted by three singles: “Believer”, “Thunder”, and “Whatever It Takes”, as well as a world tour produced by Live Nation and supported with Grouplove and K.Flay that started in September 2017.
The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
In February 2016, after the success of their second album Smoke + Mirrors and a ten month long world tour, the members of Imagine Dragons vowed to take time off from the band. In an interview with Billboard, lead singer Dan Reynolds stated that the group would be on hiatus for the remainder of the year, explaining “We [Imagine Dragons] haven’t stopped in, like, six years, so we’ve forced ourselves to at least take a year off.” Throughout 2016, the band contributed songs to the soundtracks for Me Before You, Suicide Squad and Passengers, as well as playing at several shows.
Imagine Dragons – Evolve (New Edition) Tracklist:
1. Next To Me
6. Rise Up
11. Start Over