OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has remained pretty occupied since the release of their last album, Native, three years ago. Since we last heard new tunes from the band, Ryan has written and produced for some of pop’s biggest acts such as: Ellie Goulding (“Keep On Dancin“), Demi Lovato (“Wildfire“), Zedd (“I Want You To Know“), Katharine McPhee (“Stranger Than Fiction“) and Adele (“Remedy“), just to name a few.
The comeback is long overdue, and while OneRepublic is definitely back, they might not be back in the way you thought they’d be. Clocking in at just under three minutes, their newest single “Wherever I Go” is a slow building, erratic layered song that offers fans a familiar yet totally re-imagined electronic stadium rock view into the band’s world as they prepare for the arrival of their fourth studio album.
“This song is the hardest damn thing I’ve ever written and as such I have to learn [to sing it] properly! That’s kind of my brief description,” Ryan told Wonderland mag. “Without going into details about what it is, it’s very much about obsession, and almost an unnatural, unhealthy level of obsession, is what the song is about. But it feels very, to me – like we were looking for – whenever you write a first single or an album, specifically singles, you’re always looking for a bit of a unicorn. And on this album, we were looking for a unicorn mating with another unicorn, in a magical forest. We were trying to find something – two unicorns mating in the woods.”
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