8.25.12 - New Music - OneRepublic
This feels a bit like Ryan Tedder has been listening to too much Florence + the Machine, doesn’t it?
Everything about this says “Dog Days Are Over” to me. The drums, the vocal harmonies, and just the general feel of the song. OneRepublic hasn’t been too far off from this sort of thing all along, but this is just a bit too close for my taste.
The lead single off their third album (which doesn’t have a name or release date yet) was premiered on Good Morning America, and I believe has been released to radio. The song is supposedly going to be available for purchase starting on August 27th, but I don’t see it up anywhere yet.
I’m not sure how this will fare on US radio. We’ve heard it before, and I don’t know that it is what everyone is looking for at the moment. Also, OneRepublic has never done terribly well with radio and sales. Sure, they’re doing just fine, but it feels like their label is pushing single after single on us. They must get a lot of promotion money. My theory is that it is to keep Ryan Tedder happy so he’ll keep producing for other artists (which he does to an exhausting degree).
“Feel Again” isn’t available yet, but will be soon.