Reuters interview

“I think keeping it new and pushing the envelope is what inspires us and not repeating ourselves,” Tedder told Reuters.

“There’s a lot of songs that are … us venturing off into new territory,” he said, adding that the album included “up-tempo, French house kind of records ” and “two huge ballads”.

“We keep that at the back of our minds as we’re writing songs … (thinking) ‘Oh, this one feels like it might be bigger than the others,’ but … I don’t sit down and go, ‘Right, let’s do a hit!’ – that’s not something that comes out of my mouth.”