It’s been awhile since Las Vegas' Imagine Dragons made headlines, let alone released any new music. On Monday (Nov. 28), things changed when the four-piece took to social media to announce their first new song in over a year. Taking to Twitter, the group unveiled that their new song, the first since the release of their last album Smoke + Mirrors, would be titled “Levitate.” The track, according to the band, is an effort to give fans something to tide them over while they work on their upcoming third studio album. "Levitate," according to the band, was specifically written for the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt-starring outer space drama, Passengers.
The song is currently available for purchase on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify. A one-minute snippet of the song is featured on the film's latest trailer which can be seen above.
“Levitate” isn’t the first song the guys from Imagine Dragons have released for film soundtracks. Back in 2013, they released “Who We Are” for another Jennifer Lawrence-starring flick, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In 2014, they released “Battle Cry” for Transformers: Age of Extinction and another song titled “Warrior” for the battle arena video game, League of Legends. This past summer, they joined forces with Lil' Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, and X Ambassadors for a track titled "Sucked for Pain" for the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Imagine Dragon’s last studio album was 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors.
As for Passengers, the film is about two passengers (Lawrence and Pratt) on a spaceship which is transporting them to a new life on a new planet. For some unknown and mysterious reason, the pods the two were traveling in open 90 years ahead of time. Like many films which feature two people stuck in a secluded, isolated area, the two start to fall for each other as they try to figure out just why their pods opened ahead of time all while the spaceship around them begins to collapse. Passengers is set to hit theaters on Dec. 21.