Native by OneRepublic
Third Time’s the Charm
On their 3rd album, Native, OneRepublic released 12 fresh new songs full of catchy lyrics and great tunes. Band members Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher, and Brent Kutzle all contributed to making this album become their first top ten album on the Billboard 200.
“We’ve been producing OneRepublic’s albums since 2007. It’s great to see them finally get the attention they deserve and have worked for.” Tim Mosley says about the band. (Producer and owner of the label “Mosley Music Group”)
“Feel Again” was released as the album’s single in August of 2012 and the album was to be on sale by the end of that year. Unfortunately the album was incomplete at that time so it was moved back to early 2013. “Feel Again” was branded as a promotional single and “If I Lose Myself” became the new lead single on January 8th of 2013. Native was finally released March 26th in North America. Since then the album has sold 238,000 copies in the US. “Counting Stars” became another popular song by them, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and their first top 10 hit since “Good Life: (2010)
“We’ve put so much heart and soul into this album. We are so thankful to our fans for being so patient.This third album is most definitely more upbeat and positive yet it still contains weight and gravity largely due to its gospel influence.” guitarist Zach Filkins tells us.
And we can all agree that the 4 year wait was worth it. The album has upbeat songs, but slow tempos also accompany them. Ages of all sorts would enjoy this album full of lovely songs from the old souls to the hopeful dreamers.
The album is also a great price at only $9.99 on iTunes. The album artwork is great as well, portraying wild animals that supposedly represent the band member’s spirit animal.
Most albums you only find a few songs that you like, but all of these songs are beautiful. I can listen to these songs without ever getting tired of them. This album is honestly a gift sent from a above.
If I Lose Myself
What You Wanted
Light It Up
Something I Need
Don’t Look Down
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