Review: OneRepublic – Oh My My

OneRepulic's sixth album Oh My My. Photo: OneRepublic

OneRepulic’s sixth album Oh My My. Photo: OneRepublic

U.S. band OneRepublic are back with their long-awaited fourth album.

The band formed back in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zack Filkins in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Before their new album, the band were known for their rock/pop sound, but the release of Oh My My has seen the band experiment with their sound and ability to not place themselves within one musical bracket.

Oh My My offers OneRepublic fans a whole new range of sounds from the pop synth beats of the title track, to the country-type vibe of album track The Less I Know.

As one of the most in-demand songwriters of the moment, Ryan Tedder, who has written songs for the likes of Adele and Beyonce, has graced ‘Oh My My’ with his undeniable talent. Highlights of the album include the leading singles from the album, ‘Wherever I Go’ and ‘Kids’ along with the stirring ‘Choke’ and the uplifting ‘Born’.

Unusually, there are no tracks that feels out of place on the album. There is no ‘filling it out’. Despite there being a massive 20 tracks on the deluxe version of Oh My My, each track has their own sound.

The beauty of the album is that while the songs all blend and merge together, each track also has the ability to stand out from the crowd.

In 2013 OneRepublic released their album Native which was their first real delve into different genres.

While Native had the potential to be a very difficult record to follow, with tracks on the album including the smash hit Counting Stars, OneRepublic has evolved their sound once again and become a force to be reckoned with.

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