From left to right: Eddie Fisher, Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, Brent Kutzle, Drew Brown.
"Everything that kills me makes me feel alive!"OneRepublic
is a pop-rock band from Colorado. They formed in 2002 and achieved success after "Apologize", the lead single from their debut album Dreaming Out Loud
, was remixed by Timbaland
Principal Members (current members are in italics, founding members are in bold):
- Ryan Tedder - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, bass guitar, tambourine
- Zach Filkins - lead guitar, viola, backing vocals
- Drew Brown - rhythm guitar, piano, backing vocals
- Jerrod Bettis - drums
- Tim Meyers - bass guitar
- Eddie Fisher - drums
- Brent Kutzle - bass guitar, cello, guitar, piano, backing vocals
- Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
- Waking Up (2009)
- Native (2013, reissued 2014)
"I'm holding on your tropes/Got me ten feet off the ground":
- Audience Participation: "Something I Need" and often "Apologize".
- Album Title Drop: In "Come Home" for Dreaming Out Loud.
- Badass Boast: Parodied in "Everybody Loves Me".
- Book Ends: In "Apologize": "I'm holding on your rope/Got me ten feet off the ground" is repeated at the beginning and end of the song.
- Breakup Song: They have a few, starting with "Apologize".
- Cheap Heat: The lyrics of "Good Life" are frequently changed. Colorado can be changed to Carolina, San Francisco, Chicago, etc.
- Genre-Busting: Quoth Ryan Tedder: "We're no respecter of genre. If it's a good song or a good artist whether rock, pop, indie or hip hop, they've probably influenced us on some level...nothing's new under the sun, we're a sum of a bunch of parts."
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The two instances of "bullshit" in "Good Life" got past some radio stations when the song first came out.
- Kids Rock: "Made For You" uses a children's choir.
- Lyrical Dissonance: "All The Right Moves" sounds quite happy, but the lyrics are depressing.
- Lyrics/Video Mismatch: The videos for "Something I Need" and "Love Runs Out" have nothing to do with the songs.
- Market-Based Title: A minor one; "Apologize" was given the British English spelling "Apologise" in some countries.
- Masquerade Ball: The video for "All The Right Moves" is set here.
- Money to Burn: "Counting Stars" has "Make that money, watch it burn".
- Not Christian Rock: According to The Other Wiki, despite being a Christian, Ryan Tedder does not want to be labeled as a "Christian artist". He has on one arm a tattoo written in old Japanese which he got while he was in Osaka, meaning "God's will" and literally means "God gives and God takes".
- Rejected Apology: "Apologize" is about this trope, and provides the page quote.
- Repurposed Pop Song: "Counting Stars" and "Good Life".
- Silly Love Songs: "What You Wanted", "Feel Again", "All This Time", "Passenger", "All We Are".
- Technicolor Fire: In "Apologize": "I loved you with a fire red, now it's turning blue."
- The Four Chords of Pop: "Apologize" uses this chord progression.
- Title Track: Waking Up.
- Unplugged Version: The deluxe version of Native has acoustic versions of "If I Lose Myself", "Burning Bridges", and "What You Wanted".
- Vine Swing: In "Counting Stars": "I see this life like a swinging vine."
- Word Salad Lyrics: "Everybody Loves Me" and parts of "Tyrant".
"Sometimes there's airplanes I can't jump out
Sometimes there's bullshit that don't work now
We all got our stories, but please tell me
What there is to complain about"