If you want to create great music, you have to choose great melodies and arrange them into great pieces of music. Then it has to be well performed and well recorded. There is a band that has done this very well. If you love listening to music, you have definitely heard about OneRepublic; an American pop rock band from Colorado.
It was formed by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins in 2003. They were high school buddies when this idea came to their minds. Although they didn't think about crossing the 16 million mark in downloads, they were dreaming about a bright future in music field. These two played Colorado gigs and songs of famous artists with their friends. These young guys formed their dream brand, "Republic" and latter the name was changed to "OneRepublic". They were able to get an enormous following online around 2005.
OneRepublic released their first album, "Dreaming Out Loud" in 2007 and the second album, "Walking Up" in 2009. Although the songs in these albums were able to draw international attention, their third album "Native" was a main step of their journey. It offered more upbeat numbers than previous releases. The third single of the album, "Counting Stars" was able to become the most successful song of the band in recent years and it was a popular song not only in America, but also in UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and many other countries. The most important thing is the first single in this album, "If I lost Myself" appeared within the top ten in many countries.
Although some bands respect particular genres, OneRepublic is a mixture of plenty of genres such as rock, pop and hip hop. Thus you can enjoy with this band in a new way.