Ryan’s interview for Mumbai Mirror

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“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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All recharged

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AFTER taking time off to recuperate from the exhaustion of constant touring and promoting albums, US pop rock band OneRepublic is now well-rested, and ready to wow Malaysian fans on April 25.

The band – comprising lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, drummer Eddie Fisher, and bassist/cellist Brent Kutzle – will be stopping by Kuala Lumpur for a concert as part of the Asian tour for its fourth album, Oh My My.

During a recent phone interview, Brown revealed that the well-deserved break “was probably the smartest decision that could have been made at the time”.
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OneRepublic drummer Eddie Fisher talks new album, performing in Singapore and more

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American pop-rock band OneRepublic are set to return to Singapore this April, after playing to a raucous crowd at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix in September last year. This time, the band will be back for their very own concert.

The band, best known for tracks like ‘Apologize’, ‘Counting Stars’, ‘If I Lose Myself’ and more are currently working on new material, which will likely be released later this year. Their last record Oh My My was released in October 2016.

Bandwagon spoke recently to OneRepublic drummer Eddie Fisher, who discussed the new record, performing in Singapore again, the early struggles of the band and more. Check out the complete interview below.
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Fifth album

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According to Ryan’s words during Asian tour OneRepublic is working on a new “miniature album” (aka “condensed play”) to be released in 2018. They also plan to pick one of new songs as the lead by the end of 2017.
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