Someone looks like they’re fulfilling their childhood dream. I bet my bottom dollar that lead vocalist Dan Reynolds had a major hard-on for Rocky IV. The sequel where Sylvester Stallone battled Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) in Russia to avenge his friend, Apollo Creed’s death. Next to the original, it’s my personal favorite as well.
“‘Believer’ is about finding a place of peace and self-confidence,” said Dan Reynolds in a statement. “The video depicts a man facing his inner self, the toughest critic of all, while paying homage to some of the classic movies we grew up with.”
Imagine Dragons enlisted Lundgren to face-off against Reynolds in a bloody futuristic match for the “Believer” music video. The clip was directed by Matt Eastin, who has previously worked with the band for their “On Top of the World,” “Roots” and “Shots (Broiler Remix)” clips. Check out their latest collaboration below.
Imagine Dragons ‘Believer’ Music Video