The tune comes off the rock band’s latest twin LP, Mercury — Acts 1 & 2
Imagine Dragons have shared a brief movie for his or her tune “Crushed,” which recounts the story of 14-year-old boy residing within the Ukraine. Directed by Ty Arnold, the video follows Sasha as he walks by way of the wreckage of his village, which was occupied by Russian forces for 5 months and shelled.
The video has been launched in help of the reduction efforts led by UNITED24, the group based by President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The band is encouraging followers to donate to the trigger here.
“I spent the final winter in Ukraine delivering provides to individuals in rapid want; many of those individuals had been nonetheless beneath direct artillery fireplace or lately liberated from occupation,” Arnold defined in a press release. “I used to be in fixed contact with the band about what I noticed, they usually rapidly recommended making a music video that captured the emotion of strange Ukrainians affected by warfare. I embraced the concept; Think about Dragons are very engaged in serving to Ukraine and I felt this was a possibility for individuals to see how this warfare has affected lives.”
He continued, “Throughout my travels I met Sasha, a younger boy who had survived months of shelling. He had lately returned to his house village, solely to search out it fully destroyed. This video captures, in a small approach, what Sasha skilled and what hundreds of different Ukrainians proceed to expertise day by day.”
“Sasha’s story is heartbreaking, and there are hundreds extra like him who desperately need assistance,” band frontman Dan Reynolds added. “Even right now, his household is with out electrical energy and different primary utilities. We hope individuals will think about donating to United24 and elevating their voice for this trigger.”
“Crushed” comes off Think about Dragon’s twin album Mercury — Acts 1 & 2. The Rick Rubin-produced Mercury – Act 1 arrived in 2021, whereas the second half was launched final 12 months.
The group recently performed an acoustic set on the WGA picket line in Los Angeles in help of putting writers. Reynolds and guitarist Daniel Wayne Sermon performed their Grammy-winning tune “Radioactive” and “No matter It Takes” in entrance of the Netflix constructing.
Think about Dragons is about to headline this 12 months’s three-weekend Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin together with Eric Church, Zach Bryan, and Zac Brown Band.