I Bet My Life: huge success


Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

With the winter months beginning to drag in with grey skies and blowing snow, I don’t need to hear “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor or dare I say it, but, even Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” while in my car. They have gotten a little too much radio play for me to handle.

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So on a Monday afternoon after a long day after school, I hopped into my car and turned on the radio. Quickly changing it from Lite 104.1’s absurdly early Christmas 24/7 playlist to 106.3. A quick thumping beat that I had never heard before caused me to turn up the bass (while keeping my eyes on the road, of course. Safe driving kids).  I smiled as I quickly recognized Dan Reynolds voice, the lead singer of Imagine Dragons.

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The song, “I Bet My Life”, is everything an Imagine Dragons fan could look forward to and more. The song is the second song that they have released since their first album, Night Visions, which had three Top-20 singles following its September 2012 release in addition to chart placements in the top three on Billboard‘s rock charts. (radio.com)

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Top tracks like Radioactive, Demons, and It’s Time, dominated the airwaves when they were first released in 2012. Now, 2 years later, fans can finally relish in hope that a new album will be released shortly.

The track I Bet My Life is full of bass, guitar, layered intense rock vocals, and a ethnic beat line that makes you air drum like a maniac. It has the building blocks to be a billboard topper once again, with an 2015 album release that has yet to be named.


Relatable lyrics like “I’ve been around the world and never in my wildest dreams, Would I come running home to you, I’ve told a million lies but now I tell a single truth, There’s you in everything I do” which appeals to the screaming love crazed teens and the bass keeps a happier party tune that gives it credibility to be a top dance track at a rave like Tucheze.

I can ‘bet my life’ that this album will be a success and that Imagine Dragons will creep back up to the top. It’s been awhile Dan, welcome back.