OneRepublic are back with a new track, and this one is certainly going to inspire you to go out and make a change in the world.
‘Truth To Power’ is a stunning ballad which was written and produced by Ryan Tedder and T Bone Burnett. It is taken from the new movie An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which follows American politician and environmentalist Al Gore’s continuing mission to battle climate change. A trailer for the movie can be seen here.
The powerful track packs a punch and carries an important message – we must stand up and make a change for the good of our planet. Tedder’s iconic vocals are accompanied by a gospel choir, creating something truly spine-tingling. The lyric video is also poignant and really hits home the importance of taking care of our planet.
‘Truth To Power’ is OneRepublic’s latest offering, following the likes of the summery-tinged ‘No Vacancy’ and a remix of Oh My My album track ‘Lift Me Up’. As stated in an open letter earlier this year, moving forward the band will focus on releasing a variety of singles, rather than an album of work. Tedder explained: “I had the idea even before our last album of releasing ‘songs’… when we want, as often as we want, however we want. Not albums, songs. It’s always frustrated me that by the time u get to a 3rd, 4th or 5th single off an album that song may have been produced 2-3 years ago…and sounds dated. What if 3 months into an album you write a song that feels relevant NOW?? Albums aren’t built to flexible or get out of their own way.”
“So here’s what we’re gonna do…we will be dropping new music as often as humanly possible… monthly, weekly sometimes, and it will be VARIED and with collaborations and may feel bonkers at first. Some will be remixes others will be just me on piano or guitar. Some will sound super trendy and new, some will sound classic and old school or very ‘OneRepublic’.” The songs have definitely been varied so far, but there’s no denying the OneRepublic magic which is weaved throughout each track.
OneRepublic will headline the 2017 Honda Civic Tour in North America this summer, with support from Fitz & the Tantrums and James Arthur. More information on tour dates and tickets can be found on their website.
‘Truth To Power’ is available now.
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