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 2003 and achieved success after "Apologize", the lead single from their debut album Dreaming Out Loud
, was remixed by Timbaland.Discography:
- Dreaming Out Loud (2007)
- Waking Up (2009)
- Native (2013, reissued 2014)
- Ryan Tedder - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, bass guitar, tambourine
- Zach Filkins - lead guitar, viola, backing vocals
- Brent Kutzle - bass guitar, cello, guitar, piano, backing vocals
- Drew Brown - rhythm guitar, piano, backing vocals
- Eddie Fisher - drums
OneRepublic provides examples of:
- 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.
- 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: Someone please explain to me what the videos for "Something I Need" and "Love Runs Out" have to do with the songs.
- Masquerade Ball: The video for All The Right Moves is set here.
- 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.
- 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: Parts of Tyrant.