Dan Reynolds finally revealed how he decides which songs make it onto Imagine Dragons‘ albums, and credits his family for being the masterminds behind the process.
“I play music for them every day. I write [music] every day and, between them and my wife…they’re the ones who pick what goes in an Imagine Dragons record,” Reynolds told Kelly Clarkson on her daytime talk show. “I play them the songs and if they wanna hear it again, I’m like ‘Okay, there’s something here.’ If they don’t, then it doesn’t make the record.”
Adds the “Follow You” singer, “You can thank my four-year-olds for putting together the record.”
Imagine Dragons released their fifth studio album, Mercury — Act 1, earlier this month. It debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200.
Reynolds is the father of four children with wife Aja Volkman: Arrow, nine, Coco, four, Gia, four, and Valentine, who is one. He and Volkman have been married since 2011 and celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in March.
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