Dan Reynolds Says His Kids Decide What Songs Go On Imagine Dragons Albums

By Katrina Nattress

September 22, 2021

Earlier this month, Imagine Dragons dropped their fifth studio album Mercury—Act 1, and apparently we have Dan Reynolds' kids to thank for the songs that made the cut.

During a visit on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer revealed that he uses his four children (9-year-old Arrow, 4-year-old twins Gia and Coco, and nearly-2-year-old Valentine) as the barometer for what music's good enough to put out into the world.

"I play music for them every day; I write every day," he said. "Between them and my wife, they’re the ones that pick what goes on an Imagine Dragons record. I play them the songs, and if they want to hear them again then I’m like, ‘Okay, there’s something here.’ And if they don’t then it doesn’t make the record. So you can thank my 4-year-olds for putting together the records.”

Watch the clip above.

Imagine Dragons will be taking their new material on the road next year for the Mercury Tour. Check out a full list of dates below.

Imagine Dragons 2022 Mercury Tour Dates

February 6 – Miami, FL – FTX Arena

February 8 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Arena

February 10 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

February 12 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena

February 14 – Belmont Park - Long Island, NY – UBS Arena

February 16 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell

February 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

February 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

February 23 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

February 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum

February 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

March 2 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena

March 4 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

March 7 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

March 9 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

March 12 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center

March 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

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