OneRepublic are showing off a different side of themselves on the remix of “If I Lose Myself.”
With a little help from Swedish DJ Alesso, the first single off their latest album, Native, turns into a party jam for the ages.
The video weaves shots of Alesso hyping up the crowd of the super secret show into a dance tizzy, while Ryan Tedder takes command over a small club. Watch the clip below.
Fans might recognize that five-headed animal that appears throughout the black and white clip from the band’s latest album cover, which fuses together a bison, an antelope, a cougar, a fox and an owl. Tedder told Radio.com that each animal represents a member of the band and was inspired by the album covers of the ‘70s and ‘80s, specifically Queen’s 1974 album Queen II where the faces of Freddie Mercury and the rest of the band come out of the shadows.
“Those album covers were those band members faces at different angles and it’s all like blown out,” Tedder said. “So we took the five animals and did that…hands down my favorite artwork that we’ve ever done.”
– Shannon Carlin, Radio.com