OneRepublic have today released their new song, ‘Better Days,’ via Interscope Alongside the track, the band also released a visualizer for the song, which you can check out below.
‘Better Days’ was written and produced by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle and John Nathaniel and co-produced by Tyler Spry. The song, recorded over the past week, is from their new album, Human. The record will include previously released singles ‘Rescue Me’, ‘Somebody To Love’, ‘Wanted’, and ‘Didn’t I.’
OneRepublic and Interscope Records will donate a portion of the proceeds from the streaming of ‘Better Days’ through to September 2020 to benefit MusiCares who have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
On writing the song, Ryan Tedder says, “We were in the final week of our fifth album deadline when a global pandemic was declared by the WHO. A few of us unknowingly got exposed to somebody with Covid-19 in London and ended up in quarantine in LA at my studio for two weeks. With only two songs left to finish, one of them happened to be ‘Better Days’. We write about real experiences and events that happen to us – this is what happens when you write a song during a crisis.”
As part of the release, OneRepublic is also inviting fans to collaborate on their music video for ‘Better Days.’ Launched yesterday, OneRepublic wants fans to share their videos at home, sharing acts of kindness. They want to hear from first responders, survivors, volunteers on how they are keeping healthy, what they are cooking, how they are virtually staying connected with friends and family, how their pets are keeping them company, and safely sending footage of your neighborhood or city and how’s it’s changed and anything else that creatively expresses what you are doing while staying safe and staying home. They will collect videos from fans over the next few days using the Cinebody app. Visit the band’s official website for further information on the project.
Human is out on 8 May and can be pre-ordered here.