American pop rock band OneRepublic have just dropped a brand new song called “Kids”, an anthemic electro-tinged track, which serves as the follow-up to the lead single “Wherever I go”.
“It’s a conscious departure” frontman Ryan Tedder says about the track, which was inspired by the sweeping, ’80s-style synth-pop of acts like M83. “As an artist or musician, if you’re not poking or needling or pushing the envelope to see if it pops, you’re not doing it right. Whatever our sound is — and I don’t think we have a dyed-in-the-wool sound — this album is by far our most evolved.”
OneRepublic’s new album is expected to drop later this year. It will see Peter Gabriel and Pharrell Williams as collaborators.