Earlier this week, OneRepublic released their new song from The Giver movie, and I hurried off to listen to it as soon as I could. I adore OneRepublic in all honesty, so whenever I get new music i’m instantly excited. The song itself starts off rather slow, with a focus on Ryan Tedder’s vocals, with a minimal amount of backing music that kept itself to a soft, electronic sounding beat. The chorus introduced the rest of the instruments in a soft backing harmony, while the focus remained on Tedder’s voice as he displayed several high notes. This set the stage for the rest of the song, displaying Tedder’s amazing voice against the steady melody in the background.
It’s a bit of a slow song for me, and it didn’t automatically jump onto my favorites list. It’s absolutely gorgeous though, and every time I listen to it I can feel it growing on me.