Foster the People’s Mark Foster Apologizes to Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds After Threw a Shade
Mark Foster of Foster the People wrote an open apology letter to Dan Reynolds after the indie band threw major shade.
On last September, while chatting with ALT 105.7’s Wendy Rollins, Foster was asked what the band does with the music that doesn’t make their albums. Foster quickly replied, “We give it to Imagine Dragons.” Both groups have long been compared to each other, and it seems, at the time of the interview, Foster had had enough.
But today (April 11), the lead vocalist took to Twitter to write an apology to Reynolds and the rest of Imagine Dragons.
“I have been burdened by something that I feel I need to amend. In a passing moment last year, I let some words come out of my mouth that don’t reflect who I am, or what I stand for,” he wrote. “As people with platforms there comes a responsibility to lead by example. I truly believe that if artists are supportive of each other and stood together, united, that we can be a positive healing force in the world.”
The 35-year-old musician then revealed that he hopes to see a change in himself, “I have always thought of myself as being shoulder to shoulder on that frontline, but I think along the way I lost some of my focus.”
Foster added, “I’m not writing this because someone asked me to. I’m not sending to my team or label or anybody for their thoughts to approve. This is just me unfiltered saying I was wrong and I’m sorry.”
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— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) April 10, 2019