Playing a game of Jenga requires concentration, confidence and the unique ability to seriously not mess things up.
Surprisingly, US pop-rock band Imagine Dragons exhibited most of those qualities when we challenged them to a round of Jenga... at least for a few minutes. The band was in town to perform a thrilling live show at Singapore Indoor Stadium as part of the Smoke + Mirrors tour, drawing over 8,500 Singaporeans in attendance that night. Having grabbed a few minutes of their time, we couldn't help but ask them three simple questions before we got the game going. For all you diehard fans, get to know what the band also does before a show, along with their experience coping with their sudden success.
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As always, we subjected the 'Radioactive' hitmakers to a round of taste testing Singaporean music. We've barely run out of choices for songs by local acts so it wasn't hard curating the selection this time around.
We know the guys like their pop served with a side of bombastic choruses so we just had to get their opinions on The Sam Willows and Take Two, along with ShiGGa Shay — even comparing the Singaporean rapper to Kendrick Lamar, who they collaborated with last year at the Grammys. Their drummer Daniel Platzman especially digs the math-rock gymnastics of Sphaeras.
Special thanks to Universal Music Singapore for setting up the interview and Live Nation Lushington SG for organizing the show.