Ryan Tedder: I've gotten tired of being quiet
Ryan Tedder is growing "tired" of his band OneRepublic being "quiet" and having a low profile and feels now is their time to shine.
Ryan Tedder is "tired" of OneRepublic having a low profile.
The 37-year-old frontman - who is gearing up to release his band's fourth studio LP - has penned songs for the likes of Beyoncé, Adele and Taylor Swift, but he now wants his own band to be recognised for their achievements.
He said: "I think I've gotten tired of being quiet (achievers) as we have been. I don't know if another band has done the same kind of numbers with such a lot profile. Maybe having a higher profile, and I'm not necessarily talking about fame, would change things and I'm ready for that."
The 'Counting Stars' hitmaker said in order to focus fully on the group's new album - which is as-of-yet untitled - he was "selfish" and decided to spend more time working on his band than helping others, and as a result Tedder is more confident than ever before that they can be "one of the best" acts out there.
When asked if he held back working with pop stars to make the record, he told website News.com.au: "This is the first time I was very selfish. I did U2, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and The Killers and I figured if I am going to do four or five acts with a week for each in the year, the rest of the time should be OneRepublic.
"I have spent more time in the past two years travelling for OneRepublic, being away from family and friends, so why doesn't it deserve my 100 per cent attention. I think we can be one of the best."
OneRepublic began making their follow-up to 2013's 'Native' in August of 2014 and Tedder feels the songs are the "best" he's ever written for his band.
He added: "We have some records on this album which I think are the best songs I have done for OneRepublic."