The first thing Ryan Tedder says before launching into a story about how he wrote OneRepublic’s latest single is that it’s going to sound crazy. And, to be honest, it does.
With a little help from Swedish DJ Alesso, the first single off their latest album, Native, turns into a party jam for the ages.
OneRepublic’s new album, Native, is a hit with the general public so far–landing in the top 5 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart–but the band was actually going for a very specific demographic with this record.
With OneRepublic’s new album, Native (out today), leader Ryan Tedder wanted to show a more personal side of the band. He wanted each song to sound like it was straight from the heart, but written specifically for the fans. It’s a songwriting outline Tedder says he stole from U2.
Last year, OneRepublic were given the biggest challenge of their careers. Their label, Interscope Records, called Ryan Tedder and the rest of the guys in June and asked if they could have the follow-up to 2009′s Waking Up ready by November.
OneRepublic is a band of five completely different guys, who somehow manage to get along. That’s what artist Willo Perron, who worked on the album art for OneRepublic’s upcoming record Native, said after having one dinner with them.
OneRepublic let loose in their new video “If I Lose Myself.” Doing what they do best, the band can be found performing in front of a packed crowd.
OneRepublic are still riding high off their last single “Feel Again”and have just released a brand new song called “If I Lose Myself.”
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