Record: Feel Again – Single
“It’s been a long time coming since I’ve seen your face, and I’ve never went back trying to replace everything that I’ve had till my feet went numb. Praying like a fool that’s been on a run. Heart still beating but it’s not working. It’s like a million dollar phone that you just can’t ring. I reach out trying to love but I feel nothing Yeah, my heart is numb.” – OneRepublic
There are those out there who are living, but tragically they’ve lost their souls. Sounds a little on the morbid side, but it is true. People lose hope and some hearts go “numb.” No matter if its instantaneous or takes many years, whenever we find that somebody or something that uplifts our spirit we suddenly find that bit of faith. Life suddenly takes on a whole new meaning. OneRepublic captures that message of renewal in such a moving track.
The score of the track is incredible! I love how they evolve their sound with each album, but this stays true to their “organic” ways. Music at its best is simple. No trickery, or 100,000 things going on at once. Their sound is crystal clear like their message within the words.
Like most of their tracks they waste no words. Each line has its significance. I love the line “it’s like 100,000 voices that just can’t sing.” Life gives many people that “wall” or obstacle that makes living tough. Which perfectly correlates to the campaign they are a part of called “Every Beat Counts.” With their notoriety as artists they can assists these critical programs. They can bring awareness so that way these can have all of their medicinal and daily necessities.
Everyday things to you me like clean water or aspirin are really accessible. However, all over the world daily necessities that could potentially save lives aren’t reaching struggling children. That’s where the campaign partnered by Save The Children comes in.
Its making music to promote campaigns like these is exactly why I want to work with artists like OneRepublic. Seeing how my sister cares so passionately about non-profit organizations inspired me to work with people who want to change the world. With this track and this campaign lives will be saved. As a proud OneRepublic fan I can say that using their music to save lives is definitely changing the world.
Look for OneRepublic’s “Feel Again” to hit iTunes Aug. 27th! Hits the airwaves Aug. 22nd!