Imagine Dragons Attempt to Mask Pain On New Song 'Bad Liar': Listen

Imagine Dragons
Eliot Lee Hazel

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons dropped the fourth single from their upcoming studio album Origins, titled “Bad Liar,” on Tuesday (Nov. 6).

The rock ballad carries a lyrical heaviness similar to the band’s 2012 hit “Demons” from their debut release, with frontman Dan Reynolds simmering on the struggles that accompany hiding pain from a lover.

The track opens gently, with Reynolds' weighty voice laid on top of an elasticy riff. “Oh, hush, my dear, it's been a difficult year/ And terrors don’t prey on innocent victims,” he sings, “Trust me, darlin', trust me darlin’.”

An electronic beat then lends the chorus a pop feel. “But I'm a bad liar, bad liar,” Reynolds admits, contrasting the beginning. “Now you know, now you know/ I’m a bad liar, bad liar/ Now you know, you’re free to go.”

The bridge takes on a spacey sound, as Reynolds' falsetto is layered over airy synths. “I can't breathe, I can't be/ I can't be what you want me to be/Believe me, this one time/ Believe me,” he pleads.

Imagine Dragons’ fourth studio album, Origins, is out everywhere Friday (Nov. 9). Listen to the band's new reflective release below.

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