As Imagine Dragons prepare to drop their fourth studio album Origins this Friday (Nov. 9), Billboard is taking a look back at the nearly decade-long history of their music videos, kicking off with 2009’s “Uptight” and running all the way through to their most recent video, “Zero.”
Following their stop motion-heavy debut video for “Uptight,” the Dan Reynolds-fronted band released 2012’s “It’s Time,” which saw them wander through an ominous post-apocalyptic looking desert, where they discovered a small glowing orb that they buried in the ground, causing a massive explosion as Reynolds levitated into the smoke-filled sky.
That same year, the band’s “Radioactive” dropped, starring Lou Diamond Phillips as the ringleader of an underground puppet fight club. In 2013, the band shared a video for “On Top of the World,” which satirized the conspiracy theory that the moon landing was nothing more than a staged ruse, produced by Stanley Kubrick. Featuring several nods to The Shining and the band playing Beatles-esque characters, it all ended with President Nixon dancing in a kick line with the actor astronauts.