Imagine Dragons, an indie band from Las Vegas, has signed on with their first major label, Interscope Records, to release their new EP, Continued Silence. The band consists of Dan Reynolds (vocals), D. Wayne Sermon (guitar), Daniel "Z" Platzman (drums), and Ben McKee (bass). The EP kicks off with a song titled ‘Radioactive’. ‘Radioactive’ begins with a very mysterious tone and transitions about 30 seconds in to have a steady beat and intriguing lyrics. Up next is ‘Demons’. The vocals in ‘Demons’ is much cleaner and the tone of the song is much more indie rock than the pop sound you hear in ‘Radioactive’. ‘Demons’ has a very clear sound, which contributes to it being my favorite song on this EP.
‘On Top of the World,’ track three, is very upbeat. It’s a song on the album that you want to listen to when driving around with the windows down. This song is about the feeling of being on top of the world, when you finally get where you want to be and you’re happy with where your life is in that moment. A similar tone of ‘On Top of the World’ is carried through to the beginning of the next track, ‘Round and Round’. However, ‘Round and Round’ changes a few seconds in and adds more of a pop sound like you hear in ‘Radioactive’. ‘Round and Round’ isn’t my favorite song, but the lyrics seem genuine and make you want to hear the rest of what the EP has to offer.
Track five, ‘It’s Time,’ is the first single off of the EP. It starts with a steady beat and clapping, so you can see why they chose it as a single. People will immediately want to clap along and get into this song. This song is about being true to who are; it is extremely catchy and will get stuck in your head after listening to it once. Last but not least is ‘My Fault.’ which seems to about questioning a relationship’s shortcomings. The lyrics are sincere and it’s easy to relate to the words being sung.
Overall, Continuing Silence is a solid EP. Imagine Dragons brings something new to the table with their indie/pop rock sound and captivating lyrics. I think that they have great potential at gaining a large fan base and expanding there sound even further with a full-length album. I look forward to seeing what comes of this band in the future.