The Auditory and the Aesthetic is a new meme that I’m launching here at Nerdy Book Reviews where I will be digressing largely from books to focus on other artistic inclinations such as art, theatre and music. Sometimes I may touch on books with book trailers of play lists, but largely it’ll be a step away from the book nerd that’s at the heart of me.
Today I am launching it with my love of music. I have over 900 songs on my Ipod which is really a mind mesh of different things, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep going with my love of music for a while!
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
This week, I’m taking a look at Imagine Dragons an indie rock band from America. I’m taking a look at Radioactive from their debut album.
I’m particularly enamoured with this video because of the very awesome pink teddy bear. Pink isn’t particularly my colour, but in terms of kick-ass scale, this teddy bear is certainly rocking up there. I appreciate how Imagine Dragons use something so simplistic and that we can all connect with to make their video original.
It’s honesty refreshing not to see a music video filled with gyrating naked bodies which are namely women. Another reason I tend to veer to the indie bands because they don’t fill their music videos full of them.
I also like all the different camera angles and visuals that make up the music video to make it chop and change between scenes so seamlessly to show all the different elements. It’s creative to see the way the scenes seem separate and eventually glide together to intermingle.
Apparently their name is an anagram, but the band are keeping it a big secret to what Imagine Dragons is actually an anagram for.
They formed in 2008 and only got signed in 2011, so I definitely think they’ll be an up and coming band in the next couple of years, particularly playing the likes of Leeds fest this year, which my all time favourite band played last year. I’d honestly love to go to a festival, but I just can’t stand all the muck/grime and unhygienic circumstances that ensue.
What do you think to their name Imagine Dragons?
From my first thoughts I was pretty enamoured with it, and it always gets me thinking of fantasy and far off places which I expect music to take me to. So they’re getting full support from me.
For me, indie rock bands are the epitome of music with bass, drums, guitar and vocals all together I really get into the beat of music.
In some ways I think you can overanalyse music and lyrics. However, I do feel that Imagine Dragons and Radioactive certainly touch on a new age and being different. A changing world. I think this song can touch with quite a few post-apocalyptic/dystopia/science-fiction novels.
What are your thoughts?