Meaning of “Natural” by Imagine Dragons

“Natural” is a song performed by the American pop rock band Imagine Dragons. The song sees the band’s frontman Dan Reynolds singing about being cold hearted in this cold world in order to survive the adversities that one encounters.

During a press release, Reynolds shed more light on the actual meaning of the song’s lyrics. According to him, they are about finding yourself in a “dog-eat-dog world” and “being willing and able to stand up to whatever adversity comes your way”.

All in all, this fantastic tune centers on overcoming the obstacles that life may place in your way. The lyrics are very positive because they have the ability to empower the listener.

Lyrics of "Natural" by Imagine Dragons

Facts about “Natural”

  • “Natural” was penned by Imagine Dragons (Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Wayne Sermon and Daniel Platzman). The band wrote this song alongside the following songwriters:  American songwriter/musician Justin Tranter and the Swedish songwriting/production duo Mattman & Robin. The Swedish duo is made up of Robin Fredriksson and Mattias Larsson.
  • In addition to co-writing “Natural”, the Swedish songwriting duo produced it solely.
  • “Natural” was officially released on July 17th, 2018.
  • The empowering theme of “Natural” is very similar to another song from the band titled “Believer“. “Believer” is the lead single from the band’s 2017 album Evolve.
  • This song, which was already a hit, went on to gain further fame when it was picked as the official anthem of ESPN’s 2018 College Football.
  • On July 19, 2018, the band performed the tune live on TV for the first time on the American late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
  • This tune climbed to number 82 on the UK Singles Chart. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it performed better by peaking at number 34.

Below is the official music video for “Natural”. The video came out on 24th August, 2018.


Is “Natural” inspired by Dan Reynolds divorce from his wife Aja Volkman?

We are not sure about that. That said, it is noteworthy that many fans believe that the song is inspired by the demise of Reynolds’ marriage to singer Aja Volkman. However, we have no evidence to support that even though part of us also tells us that part of the song might be inspired by his marital woes. What we are absolutely certain of is that the song came out a few months after Reynolds announced that he and Volkman were getting a divorce. The marriage began in 2011 and produced three daughters before ending in 2018.

What music genre is “Natural”?

This is purely an alternative rock song.

9 Responses

  1. I’ve always thought that Natural had a scary theme because it was a Halloween song but then I noticed that it was released before Halloween and I dropped that prediction

  2. serenity says:

    actually, the song is talking about the illuminatti and the second coming of christ

  3. Dave says:

    It also can be viewed as being evil and hurting people in a unstable person. Case away heartache, heart of stone, cutthroat. Non of that is Jesus.

  4. renee says:

    i read this as someone who is creeped out by a calculating narcissist; a predator with no normal human feelings; this person WOULD be “successful” because they are not burdened by conscience, guilt, empathy, remorse, etc….. In terms of a donald trump type personality; these hard and cold people WILL rise to the top; they are uber hard and ambitious and pesky things like people’s feelings won’t get in their way.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I didn’t expect the lyrics to be earnest, I thought the singer was being sarcastic.

  6. Dalf says:

    thanks, I needed this for school lol

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