We all know Michael Bay loves having a “blast,” with his movies, but lead singer of Imagine Dragons Dan Reynolds thinks a little different.

“He was just really down to earth,” and “really passionate,” says Reynolds about Bay.

Reynolds talks about their new song “Battle Cry,” and how they were inspired to write it. The video shows the band collaborating with composers Hans Zimmer and Steve Jablonsky.

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