Last year, OneRepublic were given the biggest challenge of their careers. Their label, Interscope Records, called Ryan Tedder and the rest of the guys in June and asked if they could have the follow-up to 2009’s Waking Up ready by November.

Though recording an album in less than six month is not ideal, the band jumped at the chance for one reason, and one reason only: No other act on their label, which is home to Black Eyed Peas, No Doubt and U2, would be putting out an album that month, and the major label would be able to put all its focus on OneRepublic.

“People always know our songs,” Tedder told Radio.com. “But the profile of who we are is never as ubiquitous as the music itself, and we’ve been trying to fix that. So we got all jacked up, ‘Oh my God, we could be the only act coming out on our entire record label. That’s huge!’”

By September, the band knew they just weren’t going to make their deadline – “We spent two months on two songs,” Tedder said – so they decided to bump the release of their third album, Native, back to March 26.

Read more on Radio.com.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 98.7 AMP Radio - More Hit Music Every Hour

MusicTown Will Celebrate Detroit's Music And CultureMusicTown will consist of a new broadcast studio, recording studio and performance space, in addition to national and local artist performances inside the intimate City Theatre adjacent to Hockeytown Café.
Kendrick Lamar to Perform at The Palace this JulyTravis Scott and D.R.A.M. will open.

Listen Live