OneRepublic, “Counting Stars”
One of the guys from Television once said that when he heard their labelmates The Cars, it made him realize what they’d probably have to do to their sound to make it sell, and that they probably weren’t going to do it. I wonder if current Interscope artists OneRepublic and Imagine Dragons respectively bring that sentiment out of former Interscope artists TV On The Radio and And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. In the latter case, I also wonder if Jimmy Iovine told Immy-Ds to get some big kettle drums, that the time of post-alts bellowing over big kettle drums atop the charts has finally come.
Tangentially, I love this song and am jazzed that it’s gradually made its way to #3.