OneRepublic is postponing their album release due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The group’s new album “Human” – their first full-length release since 2016 – was originally due to be released May 8th.
“Due to the current circumstances requiring us to distance ourselves from each other and you, the release has been postponed,” the group said. “As many of you know we’ve been taking this unexpected time out to write and record some new music,” their message continues. “Our new song ‘Better Days,’ written while we were quarantined after returning from our European tour, will be on the album.” OneRepublic recently asked fans to send in videos depicting acts of kindness during the time, for incorporation into a video for “Better Days.” Their message ends, “Thank you all for sharing your lives with us for the official music video. We can’t wait to share it with you.”
Meanwhile, the band has released the lyric video to the new ballad “Didn’t I.”
The band performed the new single last week from quarantine on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show: At Home Edition in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, stars of NBC’s top shows from World of Dance to Council of Dads united to send a message of hope in a new video featuring OneRepublic’s song “Better Days.”
“Hey everyone, we just put out a brand new song called ‘Better Days’ and I couldn’t help but be affected by what was going on around the world right now,” frontman Ryan Tedder says at the beginning of the video. “And I wanted to provide a glimmer of hope in this song.”
The video plays a montage of behind-the-scenes moments from hit shows like New Amsterdam, The Good Place, Law And Order. Several of the series’ stars sent in personal, uplifting messages to fans.
“It’s a really, really difficult time for everyone in the medical industry. They are on the frontlines of this,” says New Amsterdam star Janet Montgomery.
“Thank you for the good, necessary, lifesaving work. We all need ya,” continues her costar Ryan Eggold.
Superstore stars Lauren Ash, Ben Feldman, Kaliko Kauahi, Colton Dunn, and Mark McKinney also joined to thank real-life grocery store employees who are putting their lives at risk to go to work.
“Stay safe!” concludes Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Joe Lo Truglio.
The video closes with a message of unity from the entire NBC family that “together starts here.”