ordinary human


OneRepublic released a new song for The Giver! Click here to watch the music video, featuring exclusive new footage from the film. The Giver premieres on August 15.


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My first uplifting Korra vid in months. It’s been a long time coming.

I am so proud of this gal. 

The music represents all of the characters riding around on bicycles as they’re going through the perfectly manicured streets. The lyric, ‘Today I took a walk in the clouds’ refers to the third act toward the end of the movie when the lead character flies off a mountaintop on his bike. ‘Today I felt a switch in my veins’ — he stops taking his meds and something changes in him. The chorus is everybody: ‘I’m just an Ordinary Human. I’m just a picture-perfect nothing. Sometimes I medicate.’ To me, it’s like everybody in the movie taking their medication every single day, but it’s everybody in life. When you’re unhappy, you medicate with whatever that is: television, alcohol, food, cigarettes, sex, or cocaine. Everyone has some form of medication or addiction. I’m singing about me, but really the idea is that it’s everybody. At the same time, it’s everybody in that film. Every line,was me going through my mind the chapters and the first, second and third act of the film. The music itself reflects what’s happening in the movie.
—  Ryan about Ordinary Human.