OneRepublic w/ Mayer Hawthorne and American Authors
Tuesday, July 1 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.
If it seemed to some that Tedder’s best days on the charts were behind him, he proved those cynics wrong with OneRepublic’s latest mega-hit “Counting Stars,” a brooding, combustible folk-rock fusion that shoves the Mumford and Sons and Lumineers of the world onto the ground and stuffs dirt into their mouths. That song wasn’t a fluke, either. On their latest album, Native, the group channels that conviction on a surprisingly potent record that takes ample cues from rock and EDM music. It is, to use a word that nobody ever would have associated with OneRepublic before, actually kind of badass. Who knew Tedder had it in him?