There’s new music to be heard in this world. On October 7th, One Republic dropped their latest album Oh My My, their fourth studio album.
Whether you are a fan of One Republic or only know their biggest hit “Apologize,” I recommend checking out this album. In an interview with Wonderland Magazine, front man Ryan Tedder spoke about the feel of the album stating, “It’s new and very modern, but there’s still a big dose of humanity in it, because you can actually hear the players.”
The album took 18 months to record, the longest the band has ever spent on a project. One Republic spent their time between albums traveling the world and writing this new album, taking bites of sound from each place.
If you listen to the full album, you can really tell that this album was recorded all over the world. There are cultural influences and flares to each song. The songs are all very different and unique; it’s an eclectic album. However, even with all the different influences, you can still listen to the music and tell it’s One Republic. They’ve created a modern and culturally diverse sounding album, while still staying true to their sound as a band.
I have been a long time fan of One Republic, and their talent ceases to amaze me. Album after album they come out with great music and records that I find myself loving. I even had the chance to see them live when they came to Riverbend a few summers ago. If you think they’re good, you should hear them live; they are amazing. The musicianship of the guys in the band is incredible, and Ryan Tedder can basically play any instrument. Anyone can sound good in a studio, it takes real talent to sound just as good live, and One Republic can do that.
If you are bored or tired of your current music selection, I recommend listening through One Republic’s new album, Oh My My. I’ve made the joke before and I’m not ashamed to tell it again but…oh my my, One Republic’s new album is so damn good. I know…I’m hilarious.
Please enjoy this exclusive track “Colors” off their new album, in stores at Target.