On Friday (July 2), Imagine Dragons offered up the latest preview of their fifth studio album, Mercury – Act 1, with the powerful new song “Wrecked.”

According to a press release, the latest Mercury song — following the release of “Follow You” and “Cutthroat” in March — was written by frontman Dan Reynolds after his sister-in-law died of cancer.

“She was the brightest light,” Reynolds says about Alisha Durtschi Reynolds, who was married to Dan’s brother Paul and had seven children. “A beacon of joy and strength for everyone she met. Her sudden passing has shaken me in ways that I still am unable to express. I was with her and my brother when she passed, and it was the first time in my life that I had witnessed death in this way. It sealed into my mind the fragility of life and finality of this all. I’ve watched my brother face something that no one should have to. But I’ve also seen his faith bring him hope in a future with her. I can only hope for the same.



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