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    "Find your voice and the spotlight will find you." Dan Reynolds

    Did you know that Dan Reynolds is an Eagle Scout?
    Dan talked with the Boy Scout magazine Boys' Life about what it is like to be a singer/songwriter.

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    This is the AWESOME photo in the article! The online article also includes an audio recording of a portion of the interview.

    "After electrifying another crowd-in places like Buenos Aires, Argentina; London, England; or Salt Lake City, Utah-Reynolds heads back to his hotel room and opens up his laptop to write songs."
    "I see it as my journal entry at the end of the night," he says. "Rather than write a journal, I just kind of write my entry into a song."
    "Just one of the guys.
    Reynolds gives a ton of credit for the success of Imagine Dragons to his bandmates: guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman. Everyone in the band is involved in songwriting. When Reynolds has an idea, he'll sing it into a microphone connected to his laptop and Email it to the band. Sometimes Sermon sends a catchy guitar lick, and Reynolds will write lyrics to match. Or maybe Platzman has a cool drum solo that turns into a song."
    "I always feel like as a band we know what Imagine Dragons is better than any individual does," Reynolds says. "If we were to select songs, it wouldn't be as good as all four of us selecting songs."

    His Own Tune

    "Reynolds has a big piece of advice for anyone thinking of a music carreer: be yourself.
    Reynolds has lived that philosophy in his career so far."

    "I was determined to be a musician and be myself and not have to sell out in any way of being something that's not me," he says. Don't just try to fit in the box that people say is rock n' roll."

    Find your voice and the spotlight will find you.

    "It's always been about creating something authentic, that's real," he says. "Rock 'n roll, to me, is you do whatever is real for you, wether it is cool or not. And that's what's cool. To be cool is to be yourself."


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    What a beautiful statement. I hope all of you young firebreathers will take this message to heart. I hope that you will be yourselves fearlessly. Love ISN'T a Polaroid! Love yourself to death! Be a rolling freight train of love and peace, and acceptance. Sometimes hell will come before you you grow but please don't change who you are. The messages in the lyrics not only acknowledge that we are the warriors who built this town but also a generation that is more easily accepted for who they are.
    Rock On!

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    (Ringosmomma)
    What a beautiful statement. I hope all of you young firebreathers will take this message to heart. I hope that you will be yourselves fearlessly. Love ISN'T a Polaroid! Love yourself to death! Be a rolling freight train of love and peace, and acceptance. Sometimes hell will come before you you grow but please don't change who you are. The messages in the lyrics not only acknowledge that we are the warriors who built this town but also a generation that is more easily accepted for who they are.
    Rock On!
    So very true!!!


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