If I Lose Myself" is a song recorded by American rock band OneRepublic for their third studio album, (2013). It was released as the album's first official single on January 8, 2013. Native [1 ] The song was written by [2 ] Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Brent Kutzle and Zach Filkins. It was produced by Tedder and Blanco and Kutzle served as the co-producer. The song peaked at number 74 on the US and number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Media Control Charts in Germany. In early 2014, the single was re-released in the UK after the huge success of Counting Stars.
Writing and inspiration [ edit ]
Frontman Ryan Tedder told
about the song's lyrics: "It's actually about my buried, latent fear of flying and going down in an airplane, having that moment of sheer panic, looking out the window, seeing your life pass before you and somehow finding comfort in the fact that the person next to you is experiencing the same traumatic event." Billboard [3 ]
Composition [ edit ]
"If I Lose Myself" is an
electropop and pop rock song that runs for 4:01. It has a tempo of 140 beats per minute. [4 ] [5 ] [6 ]
Live performances [ edit ]
On March 28, 2013, OneRepublic performed "If I Lose Myself" on
with former Idol contestant and American Idol NBC star Smash Katharine McPhee. They also performed on [7 ] , Good Morning America and The Ellen Degeneres Show , as well as several other concerts and festivals. Rachael Ray
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was released on January 24, 2013.
In the video, a group of people are sent a text from Ryan Tedder, of a picture of a wolf and the numbers 11.11.11 at the bottom. The camera follows the group around the city chasing clues that are spray painted on fire hydrants and street signs around the town that will help them guide their way to a secret concert that OneRepublic is holding. The video cuts to scenes of the band performing the song in a dark, smokey room with colored lights surrounding the room with a bunch of fans dancing. There are pictures of owls and foxes being projected around the room which are allusions to the album cover for [8 ] Native. At the end of the video, there is a fox being projected on Tedder's face. The video was inspired by the movies and 12 Monkeys . The Matrix
Track listing [ edit ]
"If I Lose Myself" – 4:01
Digital download – remix
"If I Lose Myself" (OneRepublic vs
Alesso) – 3:34
"If I Lose Myself" (Album version) – 4:01
"If I Lose Myself" (Love Thy Brother remix) – 4:03
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
Recorded at Black Rock Studios,
Santorini, Greece; The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia; Lotzah Matzah Studios, New York City, New York; Patriot Studios, Denver, Colorado; Downtown Studios, New York City, New York; Orion Studio, Orange County, California Mixed at MixStar Studios,
Virginia Beach, Virginia Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York
Backing vocals - Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher, Brent Kutzle, David McGlohon Instrumentation and programming - Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, OneRepublic
Mix engineering - John Hanes
Assistant mix engineering - Phil Seaford
Mastering – Chris Gehringer, Will Quinnell
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
OneRepublic vs Alesso version [ edit ]
A dance version of the song remixed by
Alesso was released in certain countries, notably Netherlands and Sweden charting with a version credited to Alesso vs OneRepublic. If I Lose Myself is planned to be promoted and released in the United Kingdom and Australia in February 2014. [37 ]
The version was nominated for a
Grammy Award in the category Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. [38 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
OneRepublic vs Alesso - "If I Lose Myself" (3:35)
OneRepublic vs Alesso - "If I Lose Myself"
(Extended Version) (7:08)
Chart performance [ edit ]
The song reached number 4 in Sweden's chart
Sverigetopplistan, [ and number 89 in the Dutch Singles Chart. ] citation needed [39 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Schneider, Marc (January 8, 2013). "OneRepublic Going 'Native' in March, Release Single". Billboard . Retrieved December 7, 2013.
^ Greenwald, David (January 29, 2013). "OneRepublic's 'If I Lose Myself' Video: Go Behind the Scenes". Billboard . Retrieved December 7, 2013.
^ Ho, Alan. "Pop/rockers return in top form on spectacular third effort". Musiqtone.com.
^ Lansky, Sam (December 18, 2012). "OneRepublic’s "If I Lose Myself": Hear Their New Single". Idolator.
^ Timmons, Lisa (March 29, 2013). ". 'American Idol': OneRepublic & Katharine McPhee Do "If I Lose Myself," Devin Velez Goes Home" Idolator . Retrieved December 8, 2013.
^ "OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself". YouTube. January 24, 2013 . Retrieved December 7, 2013.
^ "If I Lose Myself: OneRepublic". Amazon.de . Retrieved December 7, 2013.
^ "If I Lose Myself (OneRepublic vs Alesso): OneRepublic". Amazon.com . Retrieved December 7, 2013.
^ "If I Lose Myself (2-Track)". Amazon.de . Retrieved December 7, 2013.
^ a b (CD booklet). Native OneRepublic. United States: Mosley Music Group, Interscope Records. 2013.
^ " OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
^ " Ultratop.be – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
^ " Ultratop.be – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" (in French). Ultratip.
^ " OneRepublic Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for OneRepublic.
^ " ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201342 into search.
^ " Lescharts.com – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" (in French). Les classement single.
^ " OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself". Charts.de. Media Control.
^ "FIMI CHART TOP 100". FIMI . Retrieved September 8, 2013.
^ "Luxembourg Digital Songs - April 27, 2013". Billboard . Retrieved April 30, 2013.
^ " Charts.org.nz – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself". Top 40 Singles.
^ " Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 20. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
^ " Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
^ a b " Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40.
^ " SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201325 into search.
^ " Swedishcharts.com – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself". Singles Top 60.
^ " OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
^ a b " Archive Chart" UK Dance Chart.
^ a b " Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
^ " OneRepublic Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for OneRepublic.
^ " OneRepublic Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for OneRepublic.
^ " OneRepublic Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for OneRepublic.
^ Trust, Gary (May 27, 2013). "Chart Highlights: Stone Temple Pilots Make Return Flight To Rock Radio". Billboard . Retrieved December 7, 2013.
^ "Italian single certifications – OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione . Select Week -- and Year ---- . Enter OneRepublic in the field Artista . Click Avvia la ricerca
^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart – 22 April 2013". Recorded Music NZ . Retrieved August 31, 2013.
^ "56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees". Grammy Awards . Retrieved 7 December 2013.
^ a b " Dutchcharts.nl – Alesso vs. OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100.
External links [ edit ]