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Imagine Dragons Release The First Single From Disney’s “Ralph Breaks The Internet”

In case you missed it Imagine Dragons recently released their brand new single, “Zero,” written recorded for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ forthcoming new film, Ralph Breaks The Internet. The song, which will be featured during the film’s end credits and also included on the Walt Disney Records soundtrack album, can be streamed now courtesey of Imagine Dragons’ label, KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, Ralph Breaks The Internet opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018 from Walt Disney Pictures.

In the movie, video-game bad guy Ralph struggles with his evolving friendship with fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz. According to Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds, the film’s emotional themes are reflected in the song “Zero.” “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,” says Reynolds. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”

Adds Moore, “It’s a bold choice for an end-credit song because it’s about someone who feels like a zero, someone who hasn’t always felt worthy, someone who’s allowed his entire sense of self to rely on a single friendship. When that friendship is threatened, there’s a lot of insecurity.”

“We can all relate to that feeling,” adds Johnston. “But the song tells us we’re not alone. They nailed the theme of the movie in a way that also makes you want to dance.”

Says Reynolds, “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.”


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