GRAMMY®-winning, multi-Platinum band Imagine Dragons have unveiled the music video for their new single “Follow You”. The video stars actors and real-life couple Rob McElhenney & Kaitlin Olson and was shot inside The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The video made its global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard today.
Directed by Matt Eastin, McElhenney and Olson find themselves preparing for a surprise, private birthday concert planned by Olson for McElhenney featuring his favourite band. It doesn’t take long to uncover that she perhaps booked her favourite band before Imagine Dragons take to the stage for a performance of “Follow You” full of fantastical twists, romance, and… some bare chests.
McElhenney is the creator, executive producer and star of the cultural phenomenon It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for FXX and Mythic Quest for Apple TV+ – whose highly-anticipated second season will debut on May 7, 2021.
Olson is best known for her role on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She has also starred in The Mick, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Finding Dory and will next be seen in HBO Max’s highly anticipated Jean Smart Comedy series, “Hacks.”
“Follow You” was released March 12 via Polydor/KIDinaKORNER/Interscope. The love song was written by vocalist Dan Reynolds after getting back together and eventually re-marrying his wife after a 7-month separation a few years ago. “I wanted [the song] to represent a love that is realistic. One where love isn’t perfect, but it endures,” Reynolds said on his social media platforms ahead of the song’s release.
Imagine Dragons also released the song “Cutthroat” last Friday, a propulsive, punk-leaning anthem about killing the critic inside of you. The group recorded the song with producer Rick Rubin at his Shangri-La studio in Malibu. Stream “Cutthroat” HERE and watch the lyric video HERE.
Billboard hails that the releases mark the band’s return “with soaring ambition intact,” calling “Follow You” a “song of devotion that aims to be bellowed by thousands in a festival field,” while “Cutthroat” “invites head-banging in line with its jittery, pseudo-industrial stomp.”
“Follow You” and “Cutthroat” mark the first new music from the GRAMMY®-winning, multi-Platinum band since their 2018 album Origins.