4. October 2017
In His Own Words Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds on the meaning of Evolve’s cover art
Imagine Dragons Evolve is available on iTunes.
“It (Evolve artwork) means coming out of a place of darkness and arriving at a place of color, almost being healed and rejuvenated. People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of grayness and numbness. I have hard time focusing and have the feeling everything is gray. Sometimes when I come out of that and I enter a state of health again, it feels as though I’ve been underwater suffocating and I come out and gasp for air and suddenly I can breathe again. That’s what this record felt like for me. I came home, did a lot of work on myself and got to a place where the world was bright and colorful and beautiful and every day was exciting. I tried to represent that in the album art, and the artist Beeple did an amazing job depicting that.”
(quote from the Brian Anthony Hernandez interview for Billboard)