“Born to Be Yours” by Kygo and Imagine Dragons

“Born to Be Yours” is a song performed by the noted Norwegian DJ/record producer and the American alt-rock band Imagine Dragons. The lyrics of this song see the narrator/singer (Dan Reynolds) telling his love interest that the reason he was born was to be hers. And even though she takes him for a fool, he exists solely to love her.

Lyrics of "Born to Be Yours" by Kygo and Imagine Dragons

Is Dan Reynolds addressing his ex wife in “Born to Be Yours”?

The song was released just a few weeks after Reynolds and his wife fellow American singer Aja Volkman divorced. Owing to this, many have claimed the lyrics center around his relationship with his ex-wife and how he still harbors feelings for her.

Reynolds and Volkman got married in March 2011. The marriage produced three daughters before officially ending in 2018.

But is this song addressing Volkman? Despite rumors that it is about her, we currently have no concrete evidence to support these rumors.

Facts about “Born to Be Yours”

  • This track was written by Kygo alongside Imagine Dragons (Reynolds, Daniel Platzman, Wayne Sermon and Ben McKee).
  • Kygo solely handled the production of “Born to Be Yours”.
  • The tune came out on June 15, 2018.
  • On the US Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart, “Born to Be Yours” peaked at numbers 74 and 54 respectively.

Below is the music video of “Born to Be Yours”. The video was officially released on YouTube on July 27, 2018

Has Kygo worked with Imagine Dragons before?

No. This track marks the first time the two musical acts have worked together. According to Kygo, working with Imagine Dragons on this track was an honor to him since they are one of his favorite bands.

Was “Born to Be Yours” inspired by Avicii because it sounds like something from Avicii?

While many have compared this song to the works of the late Swedish DJ Avicii, none of the artists has stated anywhere that they were inspired by Avicii. But what do we think? “Born to Be Yours” definitely reminds us of Avicii.

6 Responses

  1. Harald says:

    This song can be interpretated as a Christian song. A song about Jesus. It is biblical that Christians are fools for Christ. It means that we can not act by ourselves, but are dependent on the Holy Spirit.
    Christians believe we are born for Jesus, and that he sees everybody like one in a million.
    There are also symbols in the song that are familier in the bible like rain and sand.
    The song is known to be used in worship all over the world.

  2. Simone says:

    A beautiful love song story about his ex wife and he was born to only love her ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Gideon says:

    Harald i thought the exact same thing. Sometimes the Holy Spirit gives us words for God even when we don’t know it. That’s actually why I took too the song.

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