The popular pop-rock band Imagine Dragons wrote and recorded a new song, “Zero,” for Disney’s upcoming “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and the lyric video is a meme-filled tribute to the internet generation.
The new song will be featured in the end credits of the movie, as well as on the movie soundtrack. According to Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds, the film’s emotional themes helped inspire the song. “It’s a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation,” says Reynolds. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”
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“The song is a dichotomy in some ways, with sometimes heavy lyrics over pretty upbeat instrumentation. The result is a tone that is somewhat bittersweet, which felt appropriate given the complexity of Ralph as a character,” added Reynolds.
In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Ralph’s evolving friendship with fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz will face a few hurdles, and that struggle is reflected in “Zero.” One of the film’s directors, Rich Moore, said, “It’s a bold choice for an end-credit song because it’s about someone who feels like a zero, someone who hasn’t always felt worthy, someone who’s allowed his entire sense of self to rely on a single friendship. When that friendship is threatened, there’s a lot of insecurity.”
Co-director Phil Johnston added, “We can all relate to that feeling. But the song tells us we’re not alone. They nailed the theme of the movie in a way that also makes you want to dance.”
“Zero” is available to purchase now from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. You can find it on Amazon here, and it’s also available through Apple Music, iTunes, Google, and Spotify.
The “Ralph Breaks the Internet” soundtrack from Walt Disney Records arrives in stores on November 16, and you can catch the movie in theaters starting November 21.