SINGLE REVIEW: Galantis feat. One Republic – Bones

Predictable dance pop crossovers are my least favourite and One Republic is sadly no stranger to this format. Their last studio album was plagued with these attempts and lost their usually empowering hold their earlier music had. However when it was revealed that they had teamed up with Galantis for a track, there was some hope restored as the Swedish production duo have had a pretty good track record with the songs ‘Runaway ( U & I), ‘No Money’, ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ and ‘San Francisco’. However the hope only lasted very briefly as the early handclap beat of ‘Bones’ hinted that this song was going to sound like every other recent One Republic song. The beat is predictable, generic and doesn’t offer you anything new or exciting which is a complete shame. After their last album bombed on the charts and radio I really did think One Republic would have stepped up their game to make a bigger impact again. But they’ve literally fallen back into the same cycle. And for Galantis, this is a very basic and generic track for them. Usually their songs have inventive beats and structures but this song just follows the rule book of EDM pop crossovers and that’s not a good thing. The only minor great thing about this song is the lyrics which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise because Ryan Tedder is a lyrical genius. But his story of heartbreak will have you feeling all the emotions as he explains how you feel real heartbreak not just in your heart but in your bones. “And I know when it cuts deep down through your chest into your soul. That’s how you know, that’s how I know. I feel it in my bones”.