OneRepublic in Manila for my birthday month. Even before the confirmed tour date, I realized I kept on including OneRepublic/Ryan Tedder unintentionally in every concert-related post in this blog, regardless of the fact that the entry is for another concert. I “Apologize,” other artists.
I remember writing about discovering the OneRepublic frontman’s songwriting talent (he wrote “Bleeding Love,” for one!) in my old (and first) Nuffnang blog in 2007. I have so much respect for songwriting talent, especially those who have produced hit singles/chart toppers (think Swedish songwriter/producer Max Martin). How they craft tracks for each artist they work with, considering their styles and vocal ability, to name a few, is just amazing. Now if only I could possibly attend their press conference here in Manila to hear more about Tedder’s songwriting process, and insights from other band members as well. Dreaming Out Loud, indeed. Sure, I had opportunities to attend press conferences before, through my colleagues/friends who would assign it to me. I should really do something about my lifestyle journalism career as soon as possible. Haha.
The thing is, I still do not even have a ticket for the concert! I set aside a fund for it early this year, but lots of things got in the way, subsequently eating up that fund. Right now I don’t have enough to score a seat with a good view of the stage. I don’t want to end up singing “It’s too late to apologize…” so here’s me trying my luck in this contest. Here are five songs I want to hear live. Thank you, Nuffnang!
5. If I Lose Myself
I picture a boy and a girl having a great time, enjoying each other’s company. The sun begins to set and they end up watching the sunset together. You know, scenes straight out of a romance movie. #cinematic! That’s how “If I Lose Myself” is to me.