This is such a great song. I’m a huge fan of Ryan Tedder and his producing/songwriting, both for OneRepublic and the many artists he collaborates with. Earlier this week we heard that Ryan is in the studio working with Jordin Sparks, and Leona Lewis popped in. Hopefully Ryan will create more magnificent music with Jordin, and Leona… and maybe a song with all three? Just a thought.
Last November, a rough cut of the “Good Life” music video leaked. OneRepublic were upset as it was not the finished version and they never intended it to be released. Today we finally get to see the completed version of “Good Life”:
First of all, the song is fantastic – one of my favorites from Waking Up. The new version of the video is more complete and the concept more closely matches the lyrical content. I really like the vintage effects on the video, a great visual for the nostalgic elements of the song. I also like that the images are passed around by people, similar to a postcard.
The first version did feel a bit empty and unfinished, but now it’s complete and matches the tone of the song. Great band, great album, great song, and now, also a great video.