Heaps occurred on the AMAs final night time: Cardi B unexpectedly performed with GloRilla, Anitta brought our Missy Elliott, and Taylor Swift gave an inspirational speech. On high of all that, Think about Dragons And JID carried out their hit “Enemy.”
The efficiency was animated and full of fireplace — literal fireplace — whereas frontman Dan Reynolds ran across the stage in an impassioned sweat. The track got here out final 12 months, hooked up to the League Of Legends-inspired animated Netflix sequence Arcane.
“Enemy” adopted the discharge of the two-part album Mercury — Acts 1 & 2. In regards to the LP, Reynolds told Uproxx, “We went into it not figuring out it was going to be two albums. We sat down with Rick Rubin who produced it and went by a variety of demos that I had labored on over the earlier years.” He added, “There have been two prevalent themes that Rick had identified. I handled fairly a little bit of loss. I misplaced fairly a couple of individuals in my life. Then there was additionally actually a prevalent theme of, ‘after which what?’ Submit grief and seeing the world otherwise, we actually felt like we couldn’t inform that in a single album correctly, and so, it was Rick’s concept truly to do two information.”