The re-release of Native for this year certainly has seen a new single emerge from the band with an enthusiastic approach. However, can Ryan Tedder and co. see success with life after Counting Stars?
As I've said with a throwback review, production was one of the highlights of Native. Every aspect was crafted very well, which we've heard from some tracks like What You Wanted, Preacher and the successful single, Counting Stars. But the lyrics under-delivered slightly, which was a problem that has plagued the band since their debut album back in 2007. Still, what Ryan Tedder brings to the table is just simply exceptional.
Named Rolling In The Deep v.2 by most fans, Love Runs Out sinks back into the band's prominent side of an engaging melody and simply giving into what they do best. Ryan's falsettos does feel out of place (similarly to Ed Sheeran's Sing I reviewed a week ago) but it is no doubt able to groove and move without having to pull off fantastic high notes so as to keep the melody flowing.
The track itself does start off with what is a very intriguing fashion, before going on a piano-chord rampage that strings all the way to the chorus, which explodes like a dormant volcano. The best part of the track has no doubt got to be it's hook. So satisfying, enriching and livid that Ryan's vocals bring to the chorus is just simply too good to miss out, which made their original Native singles (Feel Again, If I Lose Myself, etc.) so enjoyable while not exactly covering all of the cracks which are simply obvious to the listener.
All in all, Love Runs Out is too easy to like and definitely fits OneRepublic's catalog. You could say that had the song been on the album in the first place, it would've made a difference. Truth is, it doesn't matter and there are
Track is solid. Nothing more has to be said about it.
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