AceShowbiz - Imagine Dragons is back with a new song. The Grammy-winning band unearthed on Wednesday, September 19 a song entitled "Zero", which they recorded for the soundtrack of Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet".
Even though the song sounds joyful and upbeat, it finds frontman Dan Reynolds singing about the hardships and struggles which he has to face since his childhood. He also rhymes about how he thinks he is never enough for anyone and won't amount to anything, in addition to making a subtle reference to suicide and depression.
"Hello, hello/ Let me tell you what it's like to be a zero, zero/ Let me show you what it's like to always feel, feel/ Like I'm empty and there's nothing really real, real," he sings over electric guitar licks and drums. "I'm looking for a way out."
Talking about the song during an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1, Reynold said that the song was created with the film's emotional theme in mind. "The song is a dichotomy in some ways, with sometimes heavy lyrics over pretty upbeat instrumentation," he added. "The result is a tone that is somewhat bitterweet, which felt appropriate given the complexity of Ralph as a character."
"Zero" will serve as the end-credit song of "Ralph Breaks the Internet".
Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" takes place six years after the event of "Wreck-It Ralph". Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save the latter's video game "Sugar Rush". In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet to help navigate their way.