Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons returns with their third album, Evolve, via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The Recording Industry Association of America certified it as a gold record for sales in excess of 500,000 units less than a month after its release.
"This record is very colorful," frontman Dan Reynolds tells PEOPLE Magazine. "Lyrically, I was in a really healthy headspace writing it, and then sonically we wrote from a more minimalistic approach."
Reynolds describes Evolve as "an evolution of sound" for he and his band mates, electric guitarist Daniel Wayne Sermon, drummer Daniel Platzman and bass guitarist Ben McKee.
"It's a step forward in that we peel back a lot of layers and are much more minimalistic," he says, comparing the lyrical content to their 2015 album, Smoke + Mirrors, which was "a very dark, introverted record."
"All of it was looking in and this record was looking out and seeing the color and the beauty of the world, and then encapsulating it," he continues. "It was an evolution for the band, so we knew Evolve was a good title."