2LP Expanded Version of 2013 Album Available on Vinyl for the First Time!
In creating their third full-length, Colorado Springs band OneRepublic formed by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, traveled to Paris, Greece, London, New York, Seattle and Vancouver to write, record and immerse themselves in elevating and expanding their already-sweeping sound. Also working at lead singer/songwriter/keyboardist and Grammy winner Ryan Tedder's own Patriot Studios in Denver, OneRepublic redefined their approach to rhythm and infused their high-powered rock-pop hybrid with elements of electronic music, gospel, blues, and folk.
A bold and boundary-pushing follow-up to 2009's Waking Up, 2013's Native offers up a surge of stadium-sized rock that's fiercely beat-driven yet ethereal and intimate. Throughout, OneRepublic augments the emotional power of each song with a newly revamped vocal approach. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tedder grew up singing in church and counts country music and gospel as key influences on his singing style. But despite delivering dynamic and unrestrained vocals in OneRepublic's live shows over the years, he long shied away from bringing that same brio to the recording process.
"I'd always slightly neutered my voice on the albums, maybe out of fear of stepping too far out and getting showboaty," Tedder explains. "With this album I felt like I was past due to channel that live sound into the recordings and let a more gospel-esque sort of singing and chanting weave its way through the songs."
This 2LP set of the expanded 15-track version of OneRepublic's 2013 album Native appears on vinyl for the first time. The bonus cuts "Love Runs Out," "Life In Color" and "If I Lose Myself" join the album's original 12 tracks including worldwide hit single "Counting Stars."