Dan Reynolds: 'People Are Still Saying 'Who Are Imagine Dragons?''

"Anonymity is something we kind of cherish," the band frontman adds.

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Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds recently discussed the band's anonymity in the individual members department, dubbing it strange considering the group's massive success and the time we live in.

"People are still saying, 'Who are Imagine Dragons? Like, why do I keep hearing this name?'" Reynolds told Billboard. "I think it is a pretty strange thing to live in this day and age where we're selling all these records and it's all going well, and we have still kept some anonymity. I think, in our case, it's something we kind of cherish."

Last year's been quite a ride for Imagine Dragons, as "Radioactive" hit single fetched the band a Best Rock Performance Grammy, as well as a Billboard Hot 100 record after spending 77 weeks on the chart. Discussing the song's slow, yet constant climb on the charts, Dan noted:

"That's been the most important part of the band from the beginning. With our radio team, we were never like, 'This is the single! Push this to road!' It literally just started off on its own. We never wanted to skip steps. We always wanted to grow slowly and take our time with things."

The singer also gave an update on the new material recording, adding, "We've really been recording on the road ... When we get home from tour, we'll comb through those demos and pick out the best ones and bring them to a live band setting. Right now, I have a good 40 or 50 demos that I've been writing over the last two years."

Asked about the possibility of a new album coming this year, Reynolds replied, "We want to take a little time off. Sometimes you can put out an album that's maybe not as good as it could have been because you rushed it."

The band's debut album, "Night Visions," saw its release in September 2012 via Interscope.

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    markyj666
    Its because music fans with a brain don't want to be told what to listen to by Radio 1.
    Dannym95
    It's strange considering they're Radio-Active...like being actively played on the radio...Ahh forget it.
    Genrecore
    I don't care for their music, but holy shit "Imagine Dragons" is probably the worst name you can give a band.
    Bezza27
    Best Hard Rock Performance. Over Led Zeppelin. Led. Zeppelin.
    Eirien
    But why were Zeppelin even nominated? It's not the 70s and as far as I know they haven't done any more reunions recently. Also, "hard" rock? Is that right? I don't really pay attention to award show BS.
    deathofagod
    So uhh... who are Imagine Dragons?? I mean, I guess I've heard of them before with that whole controversy over them beating Led Zeppelin at the Grammys that I'm noticing in the comments, but I don't remember their name from then.
    Kameliasz
    I've just listened to this Radioactive song. It's awful. And the random video makes it even worse.
    pokagbamo
    *I've just listened to this Radioactive song. I don't really like it. And the random video seems strange. There, I corrected your bigotry.
    jordo246
    Apparently having an opinion is bigotry?
    Eirien
    He stated his opinion as fact, but that's still not what bigotry is.
    pokagbamo
    Sorry for using the wrong word. Either way, he stated it as fact when it isn't. I'm just tired of people thinking that their opinion is more valid than everyone elses.
    Scarface88
    Why do people still insist on correcting others' expression of their opinions? The song being awful was obviously Kameliasz's opinion by virtue of the fact that he/she said it. Stop with all this "you're supposed to say I don't like it" bullsh*t. It's childish and utterly stupid. Sorry, I mean I think it's childish and utterly stupid.
    pokagbamo
    So what you're saying is everyone should be as hostile to everyone else as possible because they have an opinion? It's possible to respectfully state one you know. No reason to be an *******.
    B_Pan
    In answer to Mr Reynolds question, yes, yes we are.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    He didn't ask any questions. He just said what people who don't know Imagine Dragons tend to say.
    thebigredjj10
    Also, he said he liked that. He said he cherishes that level of anonymity. I have heard from other interviews that they are quite private and don't really want to become famous. If they don't become famous then they have gotten their wish. Hard to dislike someone for that.
    JSmith38
    Hard to dislike them period. I am going to get downvoted for this but I like Imagine Dragons. Saw them in concert last Monday and as someone who has been to a lot (a metric ****ton to be exact) of shows (mostly metal) I can say they are pretty damn talented.
    tonello
    I find them to be much like AC/DC. The band is well known, but the members enjoy a certain amount of anonymity.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    Yeah, cause they so anonymous... The singer wasn't on an episode of top gear, and Angus isn't one of the most famous guitarists out there...
    TaV0
    I had no idea who they were so I listened in youtube to a couple fo their songs and ... meh, nothing special, just another radio-friendly band aimed for teens, (anyone else remembers The Reason by Hoobastank?) I don't really understand all the fuzz they are causing, they'll be forgotten in a matter of two years unless they make some serious changes.
    l0ld4v3
    Whatever happened to the good ol' indie scene? Some nice riffs came from there.
    Faux
    Well, speaking objectively, they are terrible and I hate them.
    Eirien
    I know who Imagine Dragons are, they're the dullest band on the planet. They even make Coldplay sound exciting.