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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Week #72

“And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it’s enough. I really do because they’ve…

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WATCH: OneRepublic “I Lived” Behind The Scenes

OneRepublic released the music video for “I Lived” over a month ago. On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz released a commercial-like behind the scenes video. The band explains why they chose to do the video the way they did and so much more. Watch the video after the jump. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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WATCH: Bad Suns’ Powerful Music Video For “Salt”

Recently many bands have been making music videos about important issues right now. OneRepublic made their “I Lived” music video about cystic fibrosis, Yellowcard centered their music video for “One Bedroom” around the Lord’s Resistance Army. These music videos are both powerful and very moving, however, the songs’ original meanings had nothing to do with these videos. Well yesterday, Bad Suns released their music video for “Salt,” and took these types of music videos to a whole new level. The song itself is about a person going through identity issues….

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OneRepublic Extends Native Tour

OneRepublic have been on The Native Tour for quite some time now. Well, they are expanding their international tour dates clear through the summer. The tour will end, for this year, in Lisbon, Portugal at the Meo Arena on November 21 and will pick up again on June 4 in Bucharest, Romania at Arenele Romane. Before the continuation of the tour, they will play six shows for Jingle Ball across the United States and the Capitol Jingle Bell Ball in London. You can see a full list of tour dates after the jump. You can…

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PLAYLIST: Growing Up Sami

Hey guys! My name is Sami! I am 23-years-old and currently reside in the Sunshine State. I have been with Infectious Magazine since September 2013. I am literally living my dream every time I put an article together. I have always been passionate about both music and writing, so when I realized that I could combine the two, there was no stopping me pursuing my dream. When I look back on the life I lived until now, it’s hard for me to think of time when music hasn’t been there….

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Yellowcard Teams Up With Invisible Children For “One Bedroom” Music Video

Yellowcard is following in the footsteps of OneRepublic’s “I Lived” music video. They used their music video for “One Bedroom” as a PSA about The Lord’s Resistance Army run by Joseph Kony. The band members volunteered with Invisible Children, a non profit organization that helps men escape from this horrific fate. I worked with a similar organization called Human Rights Watch all through high school. Both these organizations go directly into the line  of fire and rescue these battered men. It is amazing how horrible this “army” is. At the…

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WATCH: OneRepublic “I Lived” Music Video

“I Lived”  is not your average music video, not by a long shot. With an idea inspired by Sophie Muller, an English music video director, OneRepublic made a video about the life of a boy with Cystic Fibrosis. CF affects 70,000 people world wide 30,000 of which are in the USA alone. Like with ASL this means that the government doesn’t feel like they need to help since it doesn’t affect a large enough amount of the population. This music video will help bring attention to CF. The video starts with…

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OneRepublic Write ‘Ordinary Human’ For The Giver

After many years of anticipation, Lois Lowry’s The Giver finally becomes a film. The film will feature a brand new song from OneRepublic titled, “Ordinary Human.” The song, written specifically for the film, was released today in a 90 second trailer showing new footage from the film. OneRepublic is currently on The Native Summer Tour with The Script and American Authors. The tour ends on August 30th in Aspen, CO at Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Let us know what you think of OneRepublic’s new song as well as your thoughts on the trailer! Watch it after the jump….

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Native Summer Tour Comes Home: Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

Having played every other venue in Hollywood, Ryan Tedder can now cross off the last one: the Hollywood Bowl. For both The Script and OneRepublic, this show is a homecoming. In every city, bands say “You are by far the loudest show on this tour! [Fill in the City] is our favorite city in the world!” The difference with this show is that they seem to really mean it. Please follow and like us:

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OneRepublic To Work With Adele On New Album

After a performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, OneDirection frontman Ryan Tedder mentioned in an interview that the group will be partnering with Adele on herupcoming album, 25. According to Billboard, the singer remarked on the partnership: “I know I’m going back in with her,” said Tedder, “and so, if there’s any kind of time crunch, I’ll definitely have to bring my A game. I know that much.” Although there is no official release date for the album yet, Adele tweeted earlier this month: “Bye bye 25… See you…

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