ONEREPUBLIC’S RYAN TEDDER COVERS ROLLACOASTER MAGAZINE
SPEAKS NEW ONEREPUBLIC, PERSONAL AMBITIONS, WORKING WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY, MARTIN GARRIX, LOGIC, CAMILA CABELLO, CHARLIE PUTH AND MORE
SPRING/SUMMER 18 ISSUE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award winning singer/songwriter and OneRepublic’s frontman Ryan Tedder shoots for Rollacoaster Magazine. In the accompanying interview, Tedder speaks about the 10-year anniversary of OneRepublic, taking a break from promo, new musical projects and personal ambitions for 2018.
On taking a break from promo:
“We reached our 10-year anniversary last January, and we celebrated by taking three months off! We went in too hard with too many things and we eventually become victims of our own ambition. In a decade, I don’t think any one of us has patted ourselves on the back. We operate under the assumption that it could all be gone tomorrow, that the very next song you put out could be a complete disaster. I think for a lot of artists it takes hitting the wall before you realise where the wall is. You’re running in the dark and then it hits you. Now that I know where that wall is, I believe and pray that I’ll never hit it again.”
On his exciting latest musical collaborations including Paul McCartney, Logic, Martin Garrix, Camila Cabello and Charlie Puth:
“I could talk about music for days. If you’re just a one trick pony and you stick to one style then you’re going to phase out eventually, it’s inevitable. I’ve worked with such a diverse range of artists recently. I did a session with Camila Cabello for her album and was super happy with how “Into It” turned out. The Paul McCartney stuff I’ve done is all really exciting – that was my favourite session ever. I’ve been in the studio with Charlie Puth and have done some stuff with Logic and Martin Garrix so there’s lots to come!”
On changing OneRepublic’s visual production:
“We’ve definitely taken huge strides to improve our visuals. DJ culture over the last five years has really impacted bands and touring artists that aren’t DJs. Everyone has gotten so addicted to the production.”
On personal ambitions for this year:
“I want to be a healthy, balanced person and if in ten years from now I’m healthier and more balanced I don’t give a damn what happens in my career. I’ll be happy as a person and that’s my goal.”
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Ryan Tedder for Rollacoaster Magazine
Photography: Dennis Leupold