American pop rock band One Republic are visibly psyched about their first ever performance in India. The band comprises lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, lead guitarist Zach Filkins, guitarist Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher, and the group is well known in India for hits such as ‘If I lose myself tonight’, ‘Counting stars’ and ‘Good life’. The band landed in Mumbai yesterday, and it seems they’re looking forward to exploring the city and its sights and sounds before their performance at the NSCI Dome in Worli on April 21. “We hope to learn about the culture of this place. India seems like such a beautiful, vibrant place with such wonderful people,” says Tedder.
“Charts, ratings, sales… these mattered a lot more in the earlier years,” shares frontman Ryan Tedder via an email interview. “Our third album, Native (2013), sold over five million copies, and that was my goal as a musician at one point. But since then, I honestly don’t care or keep score any more. It’s about the live shows now, and how many people come out to see us still matters,” shares the 38-year-old singer-songwriter, who has also written songs for artistes such as Adele, Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran. Excerpts from the interview:
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In an exclusive chat with Yahoo! India, lead vocalist Ryan Tedder talks about their influences, future plans and expectations from their fans in India.
Ryan Tedder admits OneRepublic had “hit a wall” after a decade on the road.
The 38-year-old musician says the ‘Counting Stars’ group had burned themselves out and became “victims of our own ambition” by pushing themselves too hard, and that’s why they decided to take a three-month hiatus.
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