GRAMMY-winning, multi-Platinum band Imagine Dragons have released their highly anticipated two-disc album, Mercury — Acts 1 & 2.
With the 32-track epic, the group makes the boldest artistic statement of their career thus far. Executive produced by Rick Rubin, the double album includes hit singles “Enemy,” “Bones,” and “Sharks” and expands on 2021’s Mercury — Act 1. While Act 1 explores themes such as love, faith, pain, passion, and loss, Act 2 focuses on sorting through personal loss and the biggest existential questions of their career.
About the album, lead singer Dan Reynolds says, “Mercury – Act 1 is focused on the immediacy of death. What does that sound like? What does that feel like? Mercury — Act 2 is focused on the process that comes after. So it’s the coping, the waking up and life has to continue on. When you’ve lost someone you love, life continues. This album is about loss, grief, and life. I think throwing life in there is so important because there is a lot of joy to this record. It’s about being present.”
Last week, Imagine Dragons brought fans further into the world of Mercury — Acts 1 & 2 with the release of their latest single “Sharks.” In order to introduce the “Sharks” to audiences worldwide, Imagine Dragons organized a red-carpet premiere event while on tour last week in Europe.
The band shared the video with a global livestream from Gartenbaukino Cinema in Vienna. The video for “Sharks” made its global broadcast premiere on MTV Live and MTVU, as well as on the MTV Times Square billboards. Directed by VMA Award winner Drew Kirsch [Taylor Swift], the video is set against the iconic backdrop of the Las Vegas strip and follows Imagine Dragons on the heist of their lives across iconic Las Vegas locations including Bellagio, Allegiant Stadium, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, “O” by Cirque du Soleil, and more.