OneRepublic ‘Human’: Release date, tracklist, concept and all the buzz around pop-rock band’s fifth album
Their new album called ‘Human’ was first slated to release in late 2019 which was then pushed to May 2020
After a lot of delays, pop-rock band OneRepublic’s fifth studio album titled ‘Human’ is all set to hit the Internet in December 2020. The new project will be a follow-up to their 2016 much-acclaimed album called ‘Oh My My’ which became the band’s highest-charting debut to date landing at number three on the Billboard 200 chart.
The current members of the band include frontman Ryan Tedder on lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards and percussion and Zach Filkins on guitar, viola and backing vocals, Drew Brown is on guitar, backing vocals, piano, keyboards and percussion whereas Eddie Fisher is on drums, percussion and guitar. Brent Kutzle takes care of the bass, cello, backing vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar and production and Brian Willett stays on keyboards, backing vocals, drums and percussion.
OneRepublic has been teasing their fans about their fifth studio album from mid-2019. Their new album was first slated to release in late 2019 which was then pushed to May 2020. However, fans still had to wait for their new album, as the band again postponed the release date. ‘Human’ will now hit the Internet on December 31, 2020, via Interscope. The album is up for pre-order here.
Talking about the album ‘Human’, frontman Ryan Tedder had earlier told the Official Chart Company, “[Human] is re-calibrating everything. The last album, we stopped promoting it and kinda pulled the plug. I didn’t have it in me to do anything for it. This is us returning back to what the original sound was: strings, orchestral and emotive,” as reported by UDiscoverMusic website.
Speaking further on the same, he stated, “You know, is the traditional album model dead? For a lot of people yes, but because it was never alive to begin with. Depending on the age of the listener, it wasn’t a thing, so how could it be dead? I have a nine-year-old and if we sit him down to listen to something like [The Beatles’] The White Album – which we do from time-to-time – then he understands that this is a group of songs part of the same project. Our process is both can exist. We just have enough songs to justify an album. And it feels good to tour with an album, it does make it a little easier with a title and with a concept to provide a construct and a focus.”
OneRepublic’s ‘Human’ complete tracklist is yet to be announced, however, the American band did drop a few songs on the Internet to promote their new project. The new record will also come with a deluxe version which will keep the fans hooked to a total of 16 songs.
According to the website Genius, this is how the current playlist of the album ‘Human’ looks like:
‘Somebody to Love’
‘Follow’ featuring Kygo