Imagine a new age

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

American indie rock band Imagine Dragons released the single “Radioactive” as part of their debut studio album Night Visions. Reaching number one on the US Alternative Songs chart, this song easily appealed to both hard rockers and alternative pop fans. The track starts off with airy, mellow cords from lead guitarist Wayne Sermon only to be overpowered by Ben McKee’s loud bass thumping. Lyrics sang by Dan Reynolds depict an overall government rebellion theme. “This is it/ the apocalypse,” infer the government’s lack of willingness to listen to the voice of the people, and instead taking over in an absolutistic manner. “I’m waking up/ I feel it in my bones/ enough to make my system blow,” breaks down to a certain individual realizing the injustice and hopelessly trying to find a way to stop it. The track gained more popularity when used as the theme song for the new hit show on the National Geographic Channel, Inside Combat Rescue. Imagine Dragons will be performing at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney on March 19, 2013.