Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Music

Ryan Tedder talks success to Notion Magazine

The OneRepublic frontman talks about his career to so far.

Ryan Tedder

Singer, songwriter, producer and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has been speaking to Notion Magazine and appears on the cover of the latest issue.

In the interview Tedder opens up about his success and his temptation to leave the singing behind before he had huge hits with Apologize and Leona Lewis’ Bleeding Love, which he co-wrote.

“I remember life being very difficult before that moment [OneRepublic’s first hit ‘Apologize’ and Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love].  At that point OneRepublic had been signed and dropped three times and were relying on MySpace to gain a fanbase.  The success of ‘Apologize’ felt like a great equalizer, a big screw you to our old label who said we wouldn’t be a success.”

He goes on to compare that success to the popularity and success Pharrell Williams is experiencing now: “Before that, I almost resigned myself to the fact that I wasn’t meant to be a singer as well as a songwriter.  My expectations had been shattered so many times that I only ever hoped for the worst.  I told my wife I was happy just being a producer, and then nine days later I went to Germany with OneRepublic to do some promo and I didn’t return home for 18 months.  It was the equivalent to what Pharrell is experiencing now.  ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Happy’ was like ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Apologize’.”

During the interview he also talks about the success he’s had with Adele and particularly the emotion of her song Turning Tables. “After we worked on the song I went back to my hotel room in London and I texted her saying ‘I’m listening to your demo and I’m getting choked up’.  She said, ‘I’ve been crying my eyes out for the last 20 minutes.’  We both thought we’d nailed it.  It doesn’t matter that it wasn’t a radio hit.  In a perfect world, the two would coincide.  Most artists would be lying if they didn’t say that was the goal.”

Tedder’s band OneRepublic release their new single Love Runs Out on 27th July. You can read the full interview in Notion Magazine. Check out Tedder on the cover below:

Ryan Tedder

Credit: Notion

Advertisement

You May Also Like

EF Country

The Country legend's best-known songs are getting a makeover.

Games & Tech

Sega have announced that Football Manager 2020 is available right now on the Epic Games Store. To celebrate the news they have partnered with...

Games & Tech

Bringing tons of new content.

Games & Tech

Features 12 iconic trains.



Copyright © 2020 Entertainment Focus

Entertainment Focus is a trading name of Piñata Media Limited (Reg no: 08435639)

Entertainment Focus uses affiliate links. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price for you