"Feel Again" (CD Single)

Music review by
Kim Alessi, Common Sense Media
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Song about rediscovering love's spark; clean, arty video.

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Positive Messages

Love has the power to make a shut-down person feel again: "I'm feeling better since you know me / I was a lonely soul but that's the old me / A little wiser now but you show me / Yeah, I feel again."

Positive Role Models & Representations

OneRepublic front man Ryan Tedder encourages people to stop feeling numb in their everyday lives -- and in relationship to the world around us. A portion of the proceeds from "Feel Again" will be donated to Save the Children's Every Beat Matters campaign to support the training of frontline child health-care workers around the world. In partnership with OneRepublic, Every Beat Matters recorded the heartbeats of children in Guatemala and Malawi and mixed the beats into the beginning of "Feel Again." 


The lyrics talk about love, not sex, and celebrate regaining the ability to feel love: "Heart still beating but it's not working / It's like a million dollar phone that you just can't ring / I reached out trying to love, but I feel nothing / Yeah, my heart is numb / But with you, I feel again."


A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the single will be donated to Save the Children's Every Beat Matters campaign to support training frontline health-care workers around the world. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Feel Again" is a clean song about love's power to transform lives. It's about working through the pain and loneliness of heartache and the revitalizing effect of rediscovering love. There's no sexy stuff here, so the song's OK for older tweens and up. The video's clean, with playful, colorful, pulsating lighting effects that seem to symbolize the power and flow of love. 

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Teen, 13 years old Written byItalyJapan9 April 29, 2017

Fun Song

This song is a great song. Good lyrics.
Kid, 12 years old November 13, 2015

Expected something not good. Received something amazing.

This song, along with other One Republic songs, is clean. And like OR's other songs, it gives you a good message. While CSM counted the lyrics about love (... Continue reading

What's the story?

"FEEL AGAIN" is the first single from OneRepublic's third studio album and was written by frontman Ryan Tedder (who won a Grammy for his songwriting/production work on Adele's 21) and his fellow bandmates. The accompanying video was shot in a redwood forest outside San Francisco, and is filled with images of luminescence. This Colorado band first gained recognition in 2002 for its massive success on MySpace, then in 2006 with its first hit single, "Apologize."

Is it any good?

"Feel Again" is a simple and poignant song about renewal, about coming back into your own and feeling love again. It's got a catchy melody with a swooping chorus -- the "woo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoos" are sure to get everyone singing along! The rhythm track fuels the song's emotional impact with infectious handclaps and big punchy drums. The accompanying video is tastefully done, with a dazzling play of lights to underscore the theme of flowing love. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about life's ups and downs. What do you do when you're in a slump -- what helps you feel better (talking to a friend or parent, listening to music, going for a walk)? Do you ever reach out to others who feel down?

  • Discuss the importance of not getting "lost" in a relationship. Is it possible for a person to give too much of himself or herself to someone else? How can you find your way back to yourself? 

  • What's the director getting at with the glowing orb and the pulsating lights in the video?  

Music details

  • Artist: One Republic
  • Release date: September 3, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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