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Imagine Dragons – “Bad Liar”
Imagine Dragons dropped the fourth single from their approaching studio album Origins, titled “Bad Liar,” on Tuesday (Nov. 6).
The rock ballad carries a lyrical heaviness similar to the band’s 2012 hit “Demons” from their launching release, with frontman Dan Reynolds simmering on the struggles that accompany concealing pain from an enthusiast.
The track opens carefully, with Reynolds’ weighty voice laid on top of an elasticy riff. “Oh, hush, my dear, it’s been a difficult year/ And fears do not take advantage of innocent victims,” he sings, “Trust me, darlin’, trust me darlin’.”.
An electronic beat then lends the chorus a pop feel. “But I’m a bad phony, bad liar,” Reynolds confesses, contrasting the start. “Now you understand, now you understand/ I’m a bad phony, bad phony/ Now you understand, you’re totally free to go.”.
The bridge handles a spacey noise, as Reynolds’ falsetto is layered over airy synths. “I can’t breathe, I can’t be/ I can’t be what you desire me to be/Believe me, this one time/ Believe me,” he pleads.
Imagine Dragons’ fourth studio album, Origins, is out everywhere Friday (Nov. 9). Listen to the band’s brand-new reflective release listed below.