Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds continues to inspire in his role as an LGTBQ ally on his new song, “Skipping Stones,” one of two original tracks that will be featured in his upcoming documentary Believer.
Reynolds teamed up with film-score legend Hans Zimmer for this heartfelt track, out today (June 22). The instrumentation is bare and leaves the perfect amount of room for lyrics like “love is not a product of reasoning and statistics, it just comes.”
celebrate our diversity. embrace our LGBTQ youth. to “accept” does not simply mean to “love” – it means you give true validity and fully embrace and support diverse sexual orientations and do not see ones sexuality as “incorrect” or “sinful”. love is an empty word otherwise. pic.twitter.com/ACaIZyNrX0
— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) March 28, 2018
“When I heard about Believer and the incredible work Dan is doing to help promote change, love, and acceptance within his church, I wanted to be part of it,” Zimmer says of the collaboration. “This is too important not to get involved, to stay silent. Music connects us all. And if you listen to Dan’s music that comes so from his heart, maybe you’ll start listening to each other’s hearts…”
Believer is a film documenting the struggle of LGBTQ youth in the Mormon church and is set to premiere as an HBO exclusive on June 25.
All artist royalties from the song will be donated to the LOVELOUD foundation.
Listen to “Skipping Stones” below: