Release date: November 2007
Dreaming Out Loud is the debut album by American rock band OneRepublic. It was produced by Greg Wells, with two songs produced by singer Ryan Tedder, and was engineered and mixed by Joe Zook. The album was released on November 20, 2007, though many of the tracks were leaked months in advance of the official release date. The album follows two years of massive success on MySpace where the band has appeared in MySpace Music's Top Artists since early 2006, with over 28 million total song plays counted. It has been released in the US, Australia, the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Spain. Dreaming Out Loud was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 7, 2008 and is quickly approaching Platinum status, having sold around 2 million copies worldwide.
The first single to be released from the album was "Apologize," both in its original form and a version remixed by Timbaland. The follow up single "Stop and Stare" was released on March 3, 2008 in the United Kingdom. A third single from the album, "Say (All I Need)" was released June 2008. In September 2008, the band released their fourth single, "Mercy". The official video for "Mercy" debuted in the UK on August 15, 2008, on the music channel 'Q'. The video is filmed in black and white and features OneRepublic performing the song on a beach. "Come Home," a digital single, was remastered featuring Sara Bareilles and was released on July 14 in the iTunes stores and debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #80. The song is a tribute to American soldiers and was written by Tedder about a soldier friend of his who was serving overseas. "All We Are" was used in HBO's 2009 Promo. The song "Tyrant" was used in the 2010 film The Last Song as the movie's opening song and was included as the leading track in the official movie soundtrack.