Released: 17th June 2013.
"Counting Stars" was released as the third single from OneRepublic's third album 'Native'. After a long run on the charts, the song inevitably became one of the band's most successful singles peaking at #1 in several countries, including the United Kingdom.
The song starts with a soft and understated beat, then a sharp acoustic guitar rings out, with each note being punctuated with alternating howls of drums and bass. The listener gets caught by the uplifting beat and mesmerizing vocals as well as the poetic lyrics, making the audience reflect about what they have been doing instead of counting stars along with the band.
All in all, One Republic might have been counting stars, but with this song they aimed for the stars and managed to shoot one down.
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