By Jason Latham
We’ve long suspected, and now we have confirmation. Imagine Dragons makes people get divorced.
The Grammy-winning Las Vegas band dropped the video for their latest track “Follow You” on Tuesday, enlisting “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” icons (and real-life couple) Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson to portray themselves in a video filmed at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian resort.
In the video, Olson leads McElhenney to a private table in front of the stage, telling him they are there to see their favorite band.
“You got The Killers!” McElhenney says, before his bubble is burst when Olson reveals the couple is there to see her favorite band.
What follows is a scenario straight from “Sunny,” in which the chiseled beefcakes of Imagine Dragons perform a song that makes Olson swoon and fantasize about leaving her man for a shirtless Dan Reynolds, as the singer works off his beautiful glutes for the couple’s enjoyment.
Before long, Olson isn’t the only one turned on by Reynolds’ intoxicating machismo. Art begins to imitate art, as McElhenney channels his inner Ronald McDonald and joins Reynolds onstage. You think he’s going to go full “Mac Day” and pay the singer back in tan and grease, but instead he pops his shirt off and begins to work that body like the “Mac Finds His Pride” Season 13 finale.
In the end, both wife and husband leave satisfied. But deep down, it’s clear their lustful feelings for Reynolds and company will lead to the downfall of their relationship.
“Follow You” and another Imagine Dragons single, “Cutthroat,” both dropped March 12 and will appear on the band’s forthcoming, and currently untitled, fifth studio album.