The Imagine Dragons song Natural finds perfect expression in amazing tango performance.
I used to be a competitive ballroom dancer and tango was always my favorite dance. Both the Argentine and American styles lend themselves to artistic expression filled with passion and grace.
Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds wrote the song, apparently inspired by struggles he’s experienced in his own life. He has battled depression, ADD, and anxiety, as well as a chronic inflammatory condition. On top of all that he has grappled with marital breakdown and relentless criticism from social media trolls.
Reynolds said in a press release that the song is about…
“Living in a dog-eat-dog world can bring out the worst in you, and sometimes, the best. It would be a lie to tell you I haven’t become somewhat skeptical about some things in the last decade of my life. However, I believe that when you truly learn to love yourself, the judging eyes and hateful words become meaningless. ‘Natural’ is about finding yourself and being willing and able to stand up to whatever adversity comes your way.”
I think most of us can probably relate. No matter what mood I’m in, whenever I watch this video, I want to get up and dance.
I hope it inspires you too. Enjoy. 🙂