‘Songwriter’ is Ed Sheeran’s documentary, it was released on Apple Music on 28 August.
OneRepublic’s “Connection” has the kind of chorus that gets lodged in your brain from the very first listen, which makes it an easy, breezy contender for the most underrated song of the summer. Radio programmers haven’t jumped on it yet (despite very healthy downloads), but that could change with the arrival of its arty, attention-grabbing video. The Joel Pront-directed clip finds Ryan Tedder walking around The Oculus in New York City, while a woman does an interpretative dance routine — choreographed by Matthew Peacock— in a crowd of people.
It’s striking and effortlessly conveys the track’s main theme. “Basically the whole idea was, and a lot of what this album is about, is human connection,” OneRepublic’s frontman told Beats 1. “Trying to find authenticity and authentic connection. This is kind of one of like four or five that we honestly couldn’t decide what to put out first. In the history of One Republic, the biggest single is never the first thing we released — it’s usually the second or the third. So all things being equal we kind of said, ‘Ok, well… [this sounds] like a summer record. Let’s put it out and then two months later, let’s put out another one.’”
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The illustrious diamond club just welcomed a new member.
According to the RIAA, OneRepublic’s smash “Counting Stars” just attained 10x platinum (diamond) status in the United States.
The award was issued on August 20, 2018.
It confirms 10 million in US units, with each unit equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.
“Counting Stars” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying the career high set by the band’s breakthrough “Apologize.” It is the first OneRepublic single to attain a diamond certification in the United States.