A Quick Hit Of EDM
OneRepublic has always had the flare for the unconventional. Ever since I heard their version of Apologize, then the reworked version with Timbaland, I knew they weren’t the typical Woodstock rock band.
Ryan Tedder, the man behind OneRepublic and numerous other hits (Far East Movement’s Rocketeer, Beyonce’s Halo) has said,
“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.”
Well said Mr. Tedder. That’s why I respect your music rather than those who simply sold out for electronic music because it’s what kept the pay cheques fat.
Teaming up with an electronic producer actually made sense. In this case, Alesso, rejigged OneRepublic’s ‘If I Lose Myself’ and made the 6 month old track fresher. It’s almost like the original was a polite version. It was respectful and charming but then Alesso came around and unleashed what was underneath – it’s true character.
Listen for yourself. Here is the original:
OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself
And now for the remix!
OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)
What do you think? Does the remix do it for you or is it going to be the original? Sound of below or on Facebook or Twitter.