Watch OneRepublic's music video featuring fans’ quarantine experiences
The band wrote Better Days while in self-quarantine and crowdsourced for other people’s videos – the result is three minutes worth of feels.
Everyone is definitely looking forward to better days, and OneRepublic’s latest Better Days video, which was released on Monday (Apr 13), gives us some hope that it will eventually come.
The band had previously written and recorded the song while in quarantine, after being unknowingly exposed in London to someone who had COVID-19. The band then had to stay at frontman Ryan Tedder’s studio for two weeks.
For their new video, the band asked fans around the world to send in their COVID-19 social distancing and self-quarantine videos. In the video, it also says that the band received thousands of submissions in under a week, which they used to create the Better Days music video to “show everyone’s resilience in the middle of this global pandemic”.
It’s truly a heartwarming watch, as we catch fans across the world displaying optimism and hope amid all the bad news that’s interspersed within the music video.
From now until Sep 2020, OneRepublic and their label Interscope Records will donate a portion of proceeds from streaming the song to MusiCares, which has set up a COVID-19 Relief Fund for musicians affected by the virus outbreak, reported Variety.
This has also earned the band praise from fans, with one user commenting on the YouTube video: “This is why I respect OneRepublic. Even If you don’t like them, at least they use their fame to raise millions of dollars. God, they really make me have better days.”
Another user highlighted the contributions from fans as well, writing: “Can we just appreciate those persons who send them these videos? They are so inspiring.”