Just like the abject frustration played out in the video for this single, where the boyfriend is tricked into thinking he is going to watch The Killers, only to find himself at an Imagine Dragons gig. We felt that awkward manipulated shame when listening to yet another track from Imagine Dragons.
For a band which has been around for more than a decade and selling tens of millions of records, the fear must creep in every so often about the need to stay relevant. ‘Follow me’ feels like the point in the journey where they have gone too far and hit the bumpy side road.
It is a track filled with cheesy teenage love song lyrics which I’m sure they were hoping to be tongue in cheek funny, but it just doesn’t work with men far too old to play that card, instead we have a desperate attempt of making a please buy my song for the money and not the actual quality of the track moment.
Yes! It is a bubble gum pop rock song which I’m sure is designed to engage a younger audience than this olden, but the layers of pop rock seems lazy and similar to a number of pop rock songs that have gone before. There’s nothing unique or memorable here and I can guarantee you ‘Follow me’ will never be introduced as anyone’s must listen to Imagine Dragons single.
But what do we know, at the time of writing this review two days have passed since this track had hit the airways and it has over three million views on YouTube and rides high in the single charts, beats me why and this is the final nail for us here at off the Hook Music. We plead no more Imagine Dragons future songs vibrating in our ears, this is the end of following Imagine Dragons as we don’t want them to damage their achievements anymore than they have done already with ‘Follow Me’.
Written By Kess Anthony