Native

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2013
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602537198047
  • Catalog Number: 001771302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Counting Stars (4:17)
  2. 2 If I Lose Myself (4:01)
  3. 3 Feel Again (3:05)
  4. 4 What You Wanted (4:01)
  5. 5 I Lived (3:54)
  6. 6 Light It Up (4:10)
  7. 7 Can't Stop (4:09)
  8. 8 Au Revoir (4:50)
  9. 9 Burning Bridges (4:17)
  10. 10 Something I Need (4:01)
  11. 11 Preacher (4:08)
  12. 12 Don't Look Down (1:37)
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Album Credits

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
Eddie Fisher Background Vocals
David McGlohon Background Vocals
The Beauregards Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
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
Will Quinnell Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    One of those unforgetable albums where each and every song is am

    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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