Three year ago, the Imagine dragon frontman believed his marriage was over. He and also his wife, Aja Volkman, hadn't talked for 7 months. As soon as their three children pertained to visit their dad on tour, all interaction happened v a third party.




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In April 2018, Reynolds announced their break-up to pan on Twitter. Lawyers to be called, divorce papers were drawn up.


"That to be the an initial time she speak to me in seven months," he says. "And the article said something like: 'I love you. I don't must own you to love you. I deserve to love you there is no expectations.'


When he got to the lawyers' office, Reynolds sat down and also asked his mam a question: "Why room we gaining a divorce?"


"She just laughed," he recalls, "and the lawyers were just like, 'What room we taking care of here?'"


Before the year had actually ended, Reynolds had re-proposed. Now, the pair are totally back together, through a 16-month-old son, Valentine.


"It's exciting that someone can change your entire life in a sentence," that says. "If she wouldn't have actually said that us would have actually sat down and we would have signed those papers."


As who who's constantly processed his feelings through music, Reynolds was bound to attract inspiration from the reunion. And also sure enough, Imagine Dragons' new single follow You - their very first new music due to the fact that 2018 - is a testimony come his renewed commitment: "I'll monitor you means down where you might go/I'll follow you method down to her deepest low."


"I want to represent a love the is realistic," that says. "Anybody who's married and also has children knows the it's hard. The takes work and also it doesn't constantly work out however fortunately for us, as of now, it's fantastic."


The song is one of two brand-new songs that came out ~ above Friday. The other, Cutthroat, is harder, darker, angrier. "Only among us will certainly make it the end alive, and it's no you," screams Reynolds end a shuddering hip-hop beat.


Produced through the legendary Rick Rubin (Jay-Z, run DMC, Johnny Cash) it's aimed at the singer's very own insecurities - as he described in a Zoom speak to from his residence in las Vegas.


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