Perhaps it’s the handclaps. Perhaps it’s the booming drums. Perhaps it’s Ryan Tedder‘s hopeful tone, or the way his voice builds, collapses and then surges again without ever sounding defeated. Regardless, OneRepublic‘s new single, out Aug. 27 on iTunes, reminds us a lot of Florence + The Machine‘s breakout single “Dog Days Are Over”. And that’s not a bad thing.
“Feel Again” is also the first single off OneRepublic’s still-untitled, forthcoming third LP, for which Tedder has high hopes. “We really feel that this could be our big break out [sic] album,” Tedder said to Arjan Writes — a strange sentiment, considering that OneRepublic’s first-ever single, 2007′s “Apologize,” went three times platinum. Jump below to hear the new song.
OneRepublic, “Feel Again”