OneRepublic is reminding fans of “Better Days” in the face of a global health crisis.
The band released a new single called “Better Days” from their upcoming album Human. A portion of the streaming proceeds from “Better Days” will be donated to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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“We were in the final week of our fifth album deadline when a global pandemic was declared by the WHO,” Ryan Tedder said in a statement published by JustJared. “A few of us unknowingly got exposed to somebody with COVID-19 in London and ended up in quarantine in L.A.”
The band was quarantined in Tedder’s studio for two weeks and made the most of their time in isolation.
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“With only two songs left to finish, one of them happened to be ‘Better Days’,” the frontman explained. “We write about real experiences and events that happen to us – this is what happens when you write a song during a crisis.”
Human is scheduled to be released on May 8.