"It’s still Imagine Dragons, but we’ve got a lot of growth and maturing do do as a band"
Imagine Dragons has about 50 demos ready to be worked on for its sophomore album. But the Las Vegas quartet isn’t sure when the time to work on them will come.
“We’re still on tour right now,” frontman Dan Reynolds told Billboard before the group’s show opening for Coldplay at the first iTunes Festival show during this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival. “At the end of this (North American) tour we have a couple shows in Mexico and then we’re doing the Lollapalooza run in South America. So we still have a couple of important things before we step foot into any studio. We keep toying with the idea of taking a little bit of time off, which keeps sounding more and more appealing, but we’re really bad at that.”
And when Imagine Dragons do hit the studio, they don’t plan to rush out a successor to 2012’s double-platinum “Night Visions,” either. “We all think making an album you can listen to from beginning to end is really important,” explains drummer Daniel Platzman. “We took a long time to make sure ‘Night Visions' was up to standard to us, and a lot of our favorite records growing up were that way. It’s not like, ‘Here’s a song. Here’s another song.’ It’s the album journey.”