OneRepublic – Kids [Single Premiere]
American pop-rockers OneRepublic premiere their new track ‘Kids’, the true lead single taken from their as-of-yet untitled upcoming fourth studio album.
Our next single will be the jump off song for the actual album… Announcement coming tomorrow 8pm UK, noon Pacific Time
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) 2 August 2016
Following the lukewarm reception of their previous single ‘Wherever I Go’, which failed to make a significant dent on the charts (when compared to their big hits), OneRepublic wisely demote the former to a buzz single and come through with a decidedly more suitable choice as a lead single to kick-start their fourth era with ‘Kids’.
“Back when we were kids / Swore we would never die / You and me were kids / Swear that we’ll never die” frontman Ryan Tedder soars on the new single. ‘Kids’ is a euphoric slice of pop rock that we’ve all grown to love with the band, the arrangement hits all the right notes for a contemporary hit with its mellow, acoustic guitar driven verses that allow Tedder’s vocals to resonate before launching into cloud nine on the chorus making for a great true opening to OneRepublic’s new era in music. Listen below: