Based on their first single, “Like a G6”, I avoided Far East Movement and their album, Free Wired. “Like a G6” is a clubbanger hit, yes, but I wasn’t feeling it.
Their follow up single, “Rocketeer”, is the opposite. It’s a departure from “Like A G6” and I like it. It’s actually a great pop song, with a great chorus, super catchy hook, and ok/descent verses. And most importantly, Ryan Tedder is on the track, and he rarely appears on songs he hasn’t written or produced. In fact, I’d go as far as saying it’s Ryan Tedder that takes the song from ok to really good.
Here’s the music video for “Rocketeer”:
Is there anything that Ryan Tedder is doing that is not amazing?! The man is on fire – from his guest vocals on this track, to his work with other artists like Adele, Leona Lewis, and Natasha Bedingfield, and of course, his own band, OneRepubilc, Ryan is creating some great pop music.