Imagine Dragons shares 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' single
Walt Disney Animation Studios announced this morning that Grammy winning band Imagine Dragons has written and recorded an new song, “Zero,” that will play during the end credits of the upcoming “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. Check out a clever internet-themed lyric video for the song right here:
Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018. 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 their new 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,” he says. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”
“It’s a bold choice for an end-credit song because it’s about someone who feels like a zero,” adds Moore. “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,” says 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.”
“The song is a dichotomy in some ways, with sometimes heavy lyrics over pretty upbeat instrumentation,” says Reynolds. “The result is a tone that is somewhat bittersweet, which felt appropriate given the complexity of Ralph as a character.”