Imagine Dragons knows a thing or two about breaking the internet. The band’s all-time, most-viewed video on YouTube is for its song “Radioactive” with more than 9.5 million views. Now the band has teamed up with Disney for another internet-breaking song.
On Wednesday, Imagine Dragons released a lyric video for “Zero,” the band’s song that will play during the end credits of “Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet.” On Thursday, Disney released its second trailer for the “Wreck it Ralph” sequel, a trailer that opened with Imagine Dragons’ song.
“It’s a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation,” Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynold told Movie Web. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that. … The song is a dichotomy in some ways, with sometimes heavy lyrics over pretty upbeat instrumentation. The result is a tone that is somewhat bittersweet, which felt appropriate given the complexity of Ralph as a character.”
Imagine Dragons — which got its breaks in Provo, Utah — has previously had its songs featured during movie credits, including “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Suicide Squad” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” However, this is the first time the group got to compose a song specifically for a movie.
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21. See the trailer below.