Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds explains how Harry Nilsson and Nine Inch Nails influenced their new album

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Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss the band’s upcoming fifth album. We hear of Dan’s gift of melody coming from his early education on classical piano and taking the vocal and lyrical influence of Harry Nilsson and Paul Simon, as well as being inspired by Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene.

On the heavier side, Reynolds winks at Nine Inch Nails and tells us about Rick Rubin’s work as a producer, as well as his collaboration with Tom Morello on last year’s “Stand Up” and social activism manifested in these new songs.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith addresses a wide range of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Meredith delves into the artist’s work to find out how music is made and where their journey goes, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the new class. of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim and Father John Misty. You can find the full archive of Kyle’s episodes here.

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