Native

Native

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by OneRepublic
     
 

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As a songwriter for other contemporary pop stars, Ryan Tedder has proven his talent for writing intensely catchy songs that stick in people's heads. This is evidenced not only by his success producing songs for such artists as Adele, Leona Lewis, and Maroon 5, but also with his own band

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As a songwriter for other contemporary pop stars, Ryan Tedder has proven his talent for writing intensely catchy songs that stick in people's heads. This is evidenced not only by his success producing songs for such artists as Adele, Leona Lewis, and Maroon 5, but also with his own band OneRepublic. And as with 2006's Dreaming Out Loud and 2009's Waking Up, One Republic's 2013 third studio album, Native, once again gives Tedder a vehicle to turn his hitmaking abilities on himself, and in the process, steal just a little bit of the spotlight away from his more recognizable clients. And why shouldn't he? Tedder has a burnished, resonant singing voice and passionate, emotive vocal style that's perfectly suited for the uplifting crossover songs he so expertly writes. In many ways, OneRepublic are a clearing house for mainstream pop sensibilities, and Native is no exception, with songs such as "If I Lose Myself Again," "I Lived," and "Au Revoir," touching upon the soaring, piano-driven alt-rock of Coldplay, the funky, synthetic, blue-eyed-soul of Maroon 5, and the slick yet earnest R&B balladry of any number of modern divas. Which isn't to say that the songs on Native are unremarkable. On the contrary, Tedder reveals a broad palette of stylistic inspiration, and cuts like the roiling, romantic "Light It Up" and the atmospheric and yearning "Can't Stop" touch upon the ruminative qualities of indie rock, the falsetto-heavy tones of Prince-styled lead vocals, and the wide-eyed drama of '80s Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. Elsewhere on Native, tracks like "Counting Starts" reveal that Tedder has clearly been listening to the British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons and, as evidenced by the percussive operatic of "Feel Again," Florence and the Machine. Of course, with Tedder having possibly worked with any one of the artists mentioned here prior to recording Native, one could argue that he's merely been listening to his own music. Ultimately, that music, as heard on Native, remains as catchy as ever.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2013
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602537198047
catalogNumber:
001771302

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Performance Credits

OneRepublic   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Drew Brown   Background Vocals
Aaron Anderson   Pedal Steel Guitar
Anthony King   Horn
Eddie Fisher   Background Vocals
Ryan Tedder   Keyboards
Brian Willett   Keyboards
Jeff Bhasker   Piano,Keyboards
Zach Filkins   Background Vocals
Brent Kutzle   Background Vocals
Margaret Anne Davis   Background Vocals
Benjamin Levin   Background Vocals
Billy Kraven   Background Vocals
Bobbie Gordon   Background Vocals
Trever Hoehne   Background Vocals
Chris Sclafani   Background Vocals
Scott "Yarmov" Yarmovsky   Background Vocals
Jerman Wilson   Background Vocals
HarpEri   Harp
Danielle Edinburgh Wilson   Background Vocals
Tyler Sam Johnson   Keyboards
Toni Skidmore   Background Vocals
David McGlohon   Background Vocals
Beauregards   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Wilmot   Engineer
Joe Zook   Engineer
Benny Blanco   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Drew Brown   Composer,Additional Production
Noel Zancanella   Composer,Producer
John Hanes   Engineer
Zdar   Producer,Engineer
Ron Laffitte   Management
Jenna Adler   Booking
Ryan Tedder   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Alex Bush   Engineer
Jeff Bhasker   Composer,Producer
OneRepublic   Programming,Instrumentation
Zach Filkins   Composer
Brent Kutzle   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Emile Haynie   Additional Production
Smith Carlson   Engineer
Matt Lamotte   Marketing
Ian Sales   Booking
Christine Wolff   Publicity
Laura Hess   Marketing
Boombass   Producer
Dana Salant   Management
Rod McSween   Booking
Chris Sclafani   Engineer
Jared Rich   Engineer
Noel Zancanello   Composer
Tyler Sam Johnson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Brandon Collins   Engineer

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Native 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those unforgetable albums where each and every song is amazing. Surely wil go down in rock history as one of those that mark the decade.
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