Monday, August 5, 2013 at 7 pm
OneRepublic brings unforgettable pop hooks, funky soulful interludes, and piano-driven rock to their Filene Center debut. They first gained popularity with their 2006 single “Apologize,” which at one point was the most popular digital download in United States history; the band received a Grammy nomination for the song. Their second album,Waking Up (2009), peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 with a series of multiplatinum hits in “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets,” and “Good Life.” In March the quintet released their third album, Native, which features standout singles like “Feel Again” and “Counting Stars,” and has hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
Performances by Los Angeles-based Mayer Hawthorne interplay retro soul and cutting-edge technology, a nod to his admiration for Detroit’s Motown legacy and his experience as a hip-hop DJ. Highlighted by the singer’s signature falsetto, How Do You Do (2011) reached No. 8 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart with hit songs like “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” and “The Walk.” In July he released, Where Does This Door Go, which broadens his sound again, drawing from influences such as Steely Dan to Iron Maiden for an eclectic album he says “is truly me.”